HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - One northbound lane and one southbound lane of Highway 431 are back open from the 18-wheeler wreck that closed the road in both directions.
The southbound lane closure will be in effect for several days while Hazmat crews clean up spilled motor oil from the truck's cargo.
Meanwhile, at least one northbound lane will be closed for up to weeks while workers make repairs to the bridge's substructure. Officials will seek bids. A design will be drawn up and repairs could start within six weeks.
Crews were on the scene Friday to inspect the bridge and install a new guardrail.
Police said that the 18-wheeler crashed into the guardrail and toppled over the bridge and into the water. Both north and southbound lanes of Highway 431 were closed overnight.