BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As school zones were being activated, we saw a higher than normal amount of accidents in our area. It was just after 5am, Chilton County police responded to an accident that shut down Hwy 22 between Maplesville and Clanton. This delay lasted for about 90 minutes before all lanes of traffic were reopened.
In Jefferson County we received the report of an overturned vehicle on Birmingport road and Atwood Ferry road sending one person the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This accident shut down the Birmingport bridge on Hwy 269 and forced traffic to take a detour on Parson Loop road.
Police in Hayden also had to contend with an overturned vehicle on Hwy 160 near Forever Young. We had initial reports of injuries with this one but have not been able to get an update on the type of injuries sustained in this accident.
Several other accidents happening this morning before 8:30am included, I-65 – Northbound before Hwy 31 (Hoover exit) Exit 252 – 3 cars involved as well asI-59 Southbound after Chalkville Mountain road – Exit 141.
We have to take these accidents a little more serious now that we have more teenagers on the roads headed to class. I would suggest allowing extra time each morning to offset the potential delays of school buses and potential accidents. If you see accidents happen or you are stuck in traffic, please let us know by tweeting us a picture @wiat42 or send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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