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All I-65 lanes reopened in Cullman County near Goodhope after crash damages overpass

Photo Courtesy Tara Vice

UPDATE (5:20 p.m.)

I-65 northbound and southbound lanes have reopened in Cullman County near Good Hope, ALEA confirms. The Sheriff County Sheriff says to expect delays in both directions and use caution in the area.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

Drivers are seeing major delays on I-65 NB in Cullman County at mile marker 300 after a scrap metal truck collided with an overpass.

The driver told deputies the bed of the truck began to raise and struck the overpass. ALEA the collision resulted in the overpass shifting two inches.

ALDOT says I-65 NB near Good Hope will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time as crews work to clear debris. ALDOT personnel have performed an initial inspection of the overpass that was damaged in the crash.

The overpass to the rest area remains closed as ALDOT performs additional tests to ensure the structure's integrity.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and take an alternate route.

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