Fiery crash closes part of Interstate 65 - With Slideshow

Upate: The two inside lanes of I65 North and South are closed. Clanton police hope to reopen them by rush hour, but it's not clear whether that will happen.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to UAB Hospital and remains in serious but stable condition.


Update: 1 northbound lane of I65 has been reopened.


Both north and southbound lanes of Interstate 65 at exit 205 near Clanton are closed due to a tractor trailer crash.

Reports state the truck hit a bridge pillar in the median head on, at full speed early Thursday morning. Pictures of the accident show flames and smoke coming from the vehicle.

There is a detour set up around the nearby exit ramps. Officials say drivers should expect long delays in the area.

There is no word on the condition of the driver of the tractor trailer or the cause of the wreck.