I-65 near Greenville reopens after crash with hazardous materials

Lanes of Interstate 65 northbound between Greenville and Georgiana have reopened but southbound lanes remain closed
Updated: Aug. 23, 2019 at 8:47 AM CDT
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GREENVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - Lanes of Interstate 65 between Greenville and Georgiana have reopened after a crash involving hazardous materials, according to Greenville police.

Greenville Police Chief Justin lovvorn says the crash happened Friday morning just after the main Greenville exit. The interstate was shut down between Greenville and Georgiana as officials worked to clean the area of the hazardous material.

According to Montgomery Fire Rescue, the truck was carrying 55-gallon drums of Cyclohexanol. It is unknown exactly how much the truck was carrying.

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Posted by Montgomery Fire/Rescue on Friday, August 23, 2019

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says Cyclohexanol is an alcohol that consists of cycloheaxane bearing a single hydroxy substituent. It has a role as a solvent. It can irritate and burn the skin and eyes. Breathing Cyclohexanol can irritate the nose and throat while high exposure can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and passing out.

The crash happened Friday morning just after the first Greenville exit, exit 130. Southbound traffic was rerouted off the main Greenville exit, exit 130.

Greenville High School was also closed as a precaution, according to Lovvorn.

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