Mobile County

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bankhead Tunnel has reopened

MOBILE, AL (WKRG) - UPDATE (6:50 a.m.) A rental truck that got stuck in the Bankhead Tunnel early Wednesday morning was hauling packages from Amazon. 

No one was hurt when the top of the truck crashed into the entrance of the tunnel. The roof of the truck was peeled back exposing the contents.

UPDATE (5:42 a.m.): Bankhead Tunnel has reopened.  Mobile Police used their wrecker to get the truck unstuck from the tunnel entrance.  The driver then drove the vehicle in reverse the rest of the way and then parked outside the History Museum of Mobile.  No one was hurt.  The truck's roof was sheered away and the cargo bed door was heavily damaged.  From the angle of the ALDOT camera, it appeared the white Ryder truck was filled with Amazon packages.  

Original Report:

A commercial truck is stuck in the Bankhead Tunnel, blocking traffic in both directions.


Mobile County

Baldwin County

Northwest Florida