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I-85 exit from Taylor Road closed through Tuesday following 18-wheeler wreck

Two large two trucks work to remove an 18-wheeler that was carrying asphalt when it overturned...
Two large two trucks work to remove an 18-wheeler that was carrying asphalt when it overturned at the Taylor Road on-ramp to I-85 on July 12, 2021.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 10:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2021 at 1:54 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The ALGO Traffic System reports that the overturned 18-wheeler that held up traffic for hours has been cleared.

The crash happened at the Taylor Road on-ramp to Interstate 85 southbound, at exit 9, Monday morning.

The Alabama Department of Transportation says the entrance loop onto I-85 southbound from Taylor Road North will remain closed for repairs until the end of Tuesday.

Motorists traveling north towards Atlanta Highway on Taylor Road are encouraged to use the U-turn to enter I-85 south from the Taylor Road south entrance ramp.

An 18-wheeler hauling a load of asphalt overturned from the Taylor Road on-ramp to the...
An 18-wheeler hauling a load of asphalt overturned from the Taylor Road on-ramp to the southbound lanes of I-85 Monday morning.(Source: Montgomery Fire/Rescue)

Montgomery Fire/Rescue says the crash involved a tanker truck that was hauling 28 tons of asphalt. Photos posted to MFR’s social media accounts show the tanker leaked.

The crash caused congestion, blocking the right lane and right shoulder of the interstate.

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