Multiple accidents, overturned tanker cause massive delays on I 85 in Macon County

Multiple accidents, overturned tanker cause massive delays on I 85 in Macon County

MACON COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Alabama State Troopers say Interstate 85 may be shut down for some time while crews work to clear 2 separate accidents that occurred within 5 miles of each other on Monday afternoon.

According to officials, A tanker commercial overturned on I 85 Northbound at around 5:00 PM. The accident occurred at exit 42 (Wire Road) and traffic was rerouted onto AL-186. Troopers said injuries were minor in this incident.

Later, there was a second accident just a few miles down the interstate. Officials say two 18-wheelers collided near exit 38. No injuries were reported in this accident. One lane is still blocked at the Tuskegee University Exit.

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