I-65 open after semi strikes light pole
Published 2:45 pm Friday, January 28, 2011
By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer
Police reported no injuries after a semi truck veered off Interstate 65 near the Cahaba Valley Road exit in Pelham Jan. 28.
The wreck happened at 1:27 p.m., when the truck left the road and struck a telephone pole, said Pelham Police Lt. Davy Lott.
The collision caused the power lines to start a small grass fire. The Pelham Fire Department contained the fire, before it caused major damage. The wreck also caused the surrounding traffic lights to lose power, and caused authorities to shut down north- and southbound lanes near the Cahaba Valley Road exit.
As of 3:10 p.m., Alabama State Troopers had reopened the interstate.