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Construction accident shuts section of I-59

A paving equipment fire shut down portions of I-59 Monday evening. (Source: Collinsville PD) A paving equipment fire shut down portions of I-59 Monday evening. (Source: Collinsville PD)
ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A construction accident shut down a section of Interstate 59 in East Alabama Monday evening.

Northbound traffic was re-routed from Reece City in Etowah County at Exit 188 before 6 p.m. Monday.

Traffic was impacted all the way to Collinsville at Exit 205. Travelers heading north were asked to take Highway 11 as an alternate route.

Police in Collinsville said a fire in a piece of paving equipment was to blame for the shutdown.

As of late Monday night, one lane was still closed and traffic was moving slowly.

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