Visibility 'very low and dangerous’ due to multiple I-85 grass fires

Multiple vehicle accidents are also being reported

Multiple collisions reported on I-85 SB due to grass fires

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is warning commuters of multiple grass fires along Interstate 85.

The fires, which stretch from mile marker 14, near the Waugh exit, into Macon County, are making for dangerous conditions. Visibility is “very low,” the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office confirmed multiple vehicle accidents in the southbound lanes as a result. All accidents since then have been cleared.

A WSFA 12 News photojournalist on the scene said northbound traffic is moving but southbound lanes are heavily congested. Commuters should use caution. The Alabama Department of Transportation says there are currently “moderate” delays.

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