Update: Overturned 18-wheeler; section of I-59 South shut down - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Update: Overturned 18-wheeler; section of I-59 South shut down

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Some lanes have been re-opened, but motorists are urged to find an alternate route while the accident scene is cleared.

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A tractor-trailer overturned early Thursday morning, causing a part of Interstate-59 to be shut down.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. in the southbound lane near East Lake Park. Workers have shut down all lanes between Roebuck Parkway and East Lake.

Drivers are urged to take an alternate route.

No information on the cause of the wreck or the driver's condition has been released at this time.

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