I-59 ramp to close Wed. morning for cleanup of 18-wheeler spill

I-59 ramp to close Wed. morning for cleanup of 18-wheeler spill

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An 18-wheeler carrying liquid asphalt overturned today on the I-59 NB exit 68 ramp. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Facebook page An 18-wheeler carrying liquid asphalt overturned today on the I-59 NB exit 68 ramp. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Facebook page Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
Delays from the wreck are already showing up on our live traffic system. Source: @FOX6Traffic Delays from the wreck are already showing up on our live traffic system. Source: @FOX6Traffic
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The I-59 NB exit ramp onto Mallisham Parkway near Tuscaloosa has reopened after an 18-wheeler spill shut it down for hours.

An 18-wheeler carrying liquid asphalt overturned on the exit ramp, causing the exit and entrance ramps to be shut down for several hours on Tuesday.

The entrance ramp from Mallisham Parkway onto I-59 NB is currently one lane only. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office says they will close the ramp again after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 to continue to clean up the spill.

Authorities are asking drivers to be cautious while driving over the sand placed on the ramp to help soak up the spilled liquid asphalt.

The sheriff's office recommended the following alternate routes to and from the interstate at Mallisham Parkway:

From Mallisham Parkway: Use MLK, turn right onto 35th Street to I-359 SB

To Mallisham Parkway from I-59: Use I-359 NB to 35th Street onto MLK to Mallisham Parkway

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