1 injured in Tuscaloosa County crash on I-20/59

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Tuscaloosa crash

(CBS42)

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Only one lane is open on I-20 & I-59 southbound near Tuscaloosa County due to a crash.

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, crews are working to clear I-20 & I-59 near exit 71B in Tuscaloosa County following a multi-vehicle crash.

Authorities said a lawnmower was cutting grass roadside when it struck a light pole knocking it down across the southbound lanes.

Several vehicles attempted to evade a collision, but ended up causing two separate crashes. One crash involved a commercial vehicle that ran off the road and struck a guardrail. The other crash involved three commercial vehicles and a pickup truck.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported only one person was injured.

Drivers can expect delays and consider using alternate routes. The right lane of the highway has been reopened.

Stay with CBS 42 as this story develops.

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