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Wreck on I-59 S in Birmingham causing major traffic problems

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The cab of an 18-wheeler hangs over a viaduct on I-59 South Friday afternoon. (abc3340.com) The cab of an 18-wheeler hangs over a viaduct on I-59 South Friday afternoon. (abc3340.com)
Birmingham, AL -

An overturned 18 wheeler on I-59 S at the 3rd Avenue North Bridge has caused the interstate to be shut down to one lane of traffic.  The cab of the 18 wheeler that reads Buckner Barrels Sales Corp. out of Springville left the roadway, turned upside down and is hanging off the side of the bridge.  The wreck happened around noon Friday, during the peak of a heavy rain shower that passed through the downtown Birmingham area.

The 18 wheeler was the only vehicle involved and the driver was not injured but was taken to a local hospital for observation.

ABC 33/40 has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information when it becomes available.