UPDATE: Wallace Tunnel Eastbound back open after truck crash

Mobile County
Wallace Tunnel eastbound closed

UPDATE

The Eastbound Wallace Tunnel has reopened after a truck overturned spilling lemons all over the road. 

Original Story

An 18-wheeler has overturned at the entrance of Wallace Tunnel on I-10 East.

The driver is not seriously injured. No other injuries have been reported.

Authorities say the truck was carrying a load of lemons, which spilled out when the truck flipped- leading to a lengthy clean-up effort.

Traffic has been backed up signifiantly for hours. Police began directing vehicles west on I-10 East, having drivers cross the median and get on I-10 West. As of 9:30am, traffic was still being diverted. Anyone headed from Mobile to Baldwin County should use the Causeway or the Africatoen bridge until the tunnel is reopened.

We will update you when we learn the cause of the crash.

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