Multi-vehicle crash on I-65

Published 6:28 pm Thursday, April 2, 2015

Alabama State Troopers are on scene of a multiple vehicle crash near the 69 mile marker Interstate 65 North, according to State Trooper Jamie Maloy.

Smoke from the crash is causing congestion on both North and South bound Interstate 65.

Drivers are advised to use caution traveling through the area and to use alternative routes if possible.

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Atmore Public Safety Director Glenn Carlee said that the interstate has been closed north of Exit 57, and all traffic is being diverted south on Highway 21 through Atmore, and then east on U.S. Highway 31 to Flomaton. Traffic is expected to be heavy “all night long,” and Carlee said that APD officers are working downtown to direct the traffic flow. Motorists are cautioned to avoid downtown Atmore tonight, if they can.