Hwy. 231 in North Alabama now closed due to growing crack across road

Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 4:26 AM CST
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Alabama Department of Transportation officials have decided to close Highway 231 near Lacey’s Spring in North Alabama. A large crack in the road has grown overnight and the road is now considered dangerously impassable.

An email from the DOT Thursday morning reads: “The official detour for northbound traffic is Alabama 69 southbound to Alabama 67 northbound to Alabama 36 eastbound to U.S. 231. The detour for southbound traffic is Alabama 36 westbound to Alabama 67 southbound to Alabama 69 northbound to U.S. 231.”

Official detours for commercial trucks are as follows:

U.S. 231 northbound will detour to Alabama 69 southbound, to Alabama 67 northbound, to Interstate 65 in Priceville

U.S. 231 southbound will detour to Alabama 36 westbound, to Alabama 67 southbound, to Alabama 69 northbound, back to U.S. 231

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