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18-wheeler overturns in Jackson Co.

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The wreck happened late Sunday night in front of the town hall in Paint Rock. The wreck happened late Sunday night in front of the town hall in Paint Rock.
PAINT ROCK, AL (WAFF) -

Traffic on Highway 72 in Paint Rock was down to one lane in each direction late Sunday night, after an 18-wheeler overturned right in front of the town hall.

State troopers said the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle on the westbound side, the load shifted and the truck overturned.

The trailer was filled with metal powder. Two heavy duty wreckers were called in to help move it.

Troopers turned one eastbound lane into a lane for westbound traffic. Lanes were reopened Monday morning.

Emergency crews took the driver to a hospital with minor injuries.

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