Overturned 18-wheeler closes down I-59 North in Fairfield - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Overturned 18-wheeler closes down I-59 North in Fairfield

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18-wheeler spills load of chocolate milk on I-20/59 North in Fairfield. Source: WBRC 18-wheeler spills load of chocolate milk on I-20/59 North in Fairfield. Source: WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Northbound lanes of I-20/59 were shut down for hours after an 18-wheeler overturned at Valley Road in Fairfield.

Fairfield Police Chief Leon Davis said the northbound lanes were completely closed to traffic, following the mishap which occurred about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

No one was injured, but police said the driver lost control of the 18-wheeler when a tire blew.

The truck was carrying chocolate milk. A small fuel leak was quickly contained. All eastbound traffic was diverted at the 118 exit and re-routed through the city of Fairfield to the 119 ramp.

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