- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - A wreck involving a tanker truck carrying hot asphalt snarled traffic southwest of Birmingham.

Officials in Hoover say the 18-wheeler overturned on Interstate 459 during Tuesday morning rush hour, blocking traffic and leaking liquid asphalt on to the roadway.

No one was injured but all the traffic lanes on the northbound side were closed along a busy stretch in Hoover for several hours before the truck was removed.

The Alabama Department of Transportation website showed major back-ups in the area where the crash occurred.


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