Alabama 119 reopened after wreck

A May 16 wreck caused power lines to fall across Alabama 119 south of its intersection with Fulton Springs Road. (Contributed)

A May 16 wreck caused power lines to fall across Alabama 119 south of its intersection with Fulton Springs Road. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Alabama 119 reopened at about 7 p.m. on May 16 after a vehicle crash downed power lines and closed the road for several hours in both directions.

The wreck happened shortly before 2 p.m. and damaged a power pole along the side of the road, causing power lines to fall across the heavily traveled highway.

Crews began working to clear the power lines shortly after the wreck, and the roadway remained closed between Fulton Springs Road and Butler Road for about five hours.

“Officers are addressing the traffic issues as best as we can in this area,” read an Alabaster Police Department statement issued at about 4 p.m. “Please avoid the area, if at all possible.”

Police rerouted traffic along Kent Dairy Road, Shelby County 17, Fulton Springs Road and U.S. 31 during the road closure.

No injuries were reported in the wreck, and the roadway reopened to traffic at about 7 p.m.