UPDATE: Crash Closes I-85 Northbound in Macon Co. and Macon Co. Rd 97
The crash is only going to be a single-vehicle.
A boom truck malfunctioned and raised while the truck was traveling north on Interstate 85.
The boom on the truck struck the bridge going to Macon County 97 damaging a portion of the bridge. Macon County 97 will also be closed.
The boom also hit a powerline brining is down. Power crews, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are also on scene assisting. ALEA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.
The initial story can be read below.
A multi-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 8:17 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, has caused a lane closure on I-85 Northbound in Macon County.
State Troopers say one vehicle is currently on fire causing the northbound lane of Interstate 85 near the 20 mile marker in Macon County.
The interstate will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.
Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division are currently responding to the scene and will continue to monitor the situation.
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