Westbound interstate traffic is backed up in Tuscaloosa County Wednesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer's oversize load reportedly collided with a bridge near Vance.

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, a truck traveling west was hauling a large piece of equipment that hit Covered Bridge near Exit 86.

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A bridge crew has been dispatched to inspect the infrastructure in the area and ensure it is still safe for drivers to traverse.

The inspection has closed the right shoulder, far right lane and center lane of the interstate, which has badly clogged traffic heading toward Tuscaloosa.

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Drivers should expect heavy delays and consider using alternate routes including U.S. Highway 11.

Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates on this situation as they develop.

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