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

The cab of an 18-wheeler hangs over a viaduct on I-59 South Friday afternoon. (

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. {}