UPDATE: One lane open on I-65 north over Tennessee River bridge, concrete rail damaged in wreck

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DECATUR, Ala. – One lane of traffic is moving on Interstate 65 northbound over the Tennessee River bridge in Morgan County.

Alabama State Troopers say a wreck happened about 8 a.m. on the bridge, and there were injuries.

Northbound traffic has been backed up all the way to the Priceville exit, and troopers are trying to divert traffic there so the backup doesn’t extend further down the road.

The right lane of the bridge on I-65 north will be closed until temporary repairs are made to the concrete railing, according to Capt. Guy Rush with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The left lane will be closed periodically as crews move equipment in and out.  Bridge inspectors will have to come from Montgomery to assess the situation, too.  Capt. Rush said permanent repairs could take weeks.

Traffic is moving well in the southbound direction.

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