I-85 fully reopens hours after early morning 18-wheeler fire in Macon County
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Interstate 85 through Macon County has fully reopened to traffic hours after an early morning crash involving an 18-wheeler forced southbound lane closures.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the tractor-trailer crashed and caught on fire near Shorter.
The Shorter Volunteer Fire Department, which posted a 3-minute video clip showing the commercial vehicle engulfed in flames, said around 1:30 p.m. that all lanes had been reopened.
Macon County EMA Director Frank Lee said there are major delays in the area. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.
ALEA is investigating the crash and said it will provide additional updates on road closures as soon as they’re available.
The cause of the crash and fire remain under investigation. No injuries were reported.
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