I-85 SB near Shorter reopens after being closed for hours

I-85 SB near Shorter reopens after being closed for hours
Southbound lanes of Interstate 85 near Shorter shut down after two 18-wheelers collided (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - After a collision between two 18-wheelers earlier Tuesday afternoon, caused Interstate 85 southbound to be closed for an extended period of time.

Around 5:30 p.m., Alabama Law Enforcement Senior Trooper Michael Carswell said Interstate 85 southbound from mile marker 19 would be closed for approximately 10 hours; he said clean up of the scene is expected to take that long.

Carswell said the injuries sustained in the crash do not appear to be life-threatening.

Around 3 p.m. a crash near Shorter at mile post 20 originally caused all lanes to shut down. Shortly afterwards, Carswell updated that all northbound lanes were open.

Traffic was being rerouted onto US 80 at Exit 22.

The Waugh/Mt Meigs Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the crash scene where they say there was an entrapment reported.

Units assisting Shorter Fire on scene of a major accident involving 2 18 wheelers with reported entrapment on I-85 SB at...

Posted by Waugh/Mt Meigs Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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