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Accident shut portion of I-85 in eastern Alabama

OPELIKA, AL (AP) - The Alabama Department of Transportation says it's closed a portion on Interstate Highway 85 in Lee County because of an accident.

Department officials say both lanes of I-85 North and one lane of I-85 South, near mile marker 49.4 in Lee County, were closed Thursday afternoon because of a tractor-trailer accident in a project work zone.

State troopers are detouring NB traffic onto Wire Road.

Motorists are being asked to use alternate routes and use extreme caution in the area.

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