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.