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Last updated 8:02AM ET
February 28, 2021
Tanker Truck Crash Closes northbound I-85
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A tanker-truck rollover is causing traffic on northbound Interstate 85 near the Shorter exit to be re-routed during the evening rush hour.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Dorris Teague said an 18-wheeler rolled over around 3 p.m. near exit 22 leading to Shorter.

Teague said traffic is being re-routed at exit 16 onto Highway 80 and then to Macon County highway 40 and back onto I-85 at exit 26.

The truck was carrying an estimated 4,400 gallons of gasoline. It isn't immediately known how much spilled.

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management, a HazMat team and other agencies were on hand for cleanup. Sand is being delivered from Tuskegee to help cleanup.

It is not immediately clear if there were any injuries.

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