CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A long stretch of vehicles are sitting on the northbound side of I-65 as emergency crews work to clear the scene of an overturned 18-wheeler.

Just before 2 p.m., the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said U.S. 31 northbound was back open, and one going southbound was open near County Road 607.

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is set up and detouring all northbound traffic off I-65 at Exit 308 and will get back on I-65 at the 310 on-ramp.

Here are the directions officials have provided:

  • Exit off onto U.S. 278.
  • Turn left onto U.S. 31.
  • Turn left onto Alabama 157.
  • Enter back on Interstate 65 at the 310 on-ramp.

Authorities are asking drivers to use alternate routes and avoid the area completely until the scene is clear or be patient with them if that is not an option.

Drivers can also take Exit 304 or any prior exits before reaching the traffic, and take County Road 437 (Hwy 69) to U.S. 31 to continue north through Cullman.

Both of the northbound lanes on I-65 will stay closed until responders can clear the scene.