Crews respond to multiple wrecks on I-565 and I-65

Police are warning drivers to use caution on all elevated portions due to icy road conditions.

Posted: Dec 11, 2019 4:04 AM
Updated: Dec 11, 2019 10:49 AM

Don Webster with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services said they received at least 16 calls for wrecks with possible injuries between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. He also said there were several wrecks police responded to where injuries were not reported. He said it's possible the icy road conditions could have played a role in these wrecks.  He said the majority of the calls in Madison County were on Highway 231/431 and I-565. 

Around 7:30 a.m., crews in Huntsville resonded to a wreck at Oakwood Avenue and Memorial Parkway.

At 7:15 a.m., the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency was asking drivers to use extreme caution when driving over bridges and overpasses in Limestone county due to reports of icy road conditions.

At 6:15 a.m., state troopers reported they are working to clear up multiple wrecks on I-65 in both directions near mile marker 318 near the Cullman/Morgan County line. According to troopers, there are icy patches on the roadway in this area. 

At 5:30 a.m, Huntsville police asked drivers to used use extreme caution on elevated portions of I-565, Memorial Parkway, and Highway 72 due to icy road conditions. Crews will be adding salt to those areas as soon as possible.

Around 5:15 a.m. police and first responders told WAAY 31 they were working 4 wrecks in eastbound lanes of I-565 at the Mooresville Road exit. One vehicle was flipped upside down in the eastbound lanes. A vehicle hit the median in the westbound lanes at the same exit. Traffic is starting to backup in the area.

Around 5:00 a.m., a WAAY 31 crew also passed a wreck involving two vehicles at the Greenbrier Exit on I-565. The vehicles were being removed from the roadway.

According to Morgan County 911, at 4:55 a.m. first responders were responding to two separate wrecks around the 319 mile marker on I-65. This is near Lacon Road and does involve lane closures.

At 4:20 a.m., an SUV ran into the median on I-565 westbound at the Pratt Avenue overpass. Traffic is down to one lane.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO FROM EARLIER THIS MORNING.
YOU CAN SEE CARS WERE BACKED UP FOR MILES NEAR THE MOORESVILLE EXIT.
DON WEBSTER WITH HUNTSVILLE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SAID THEY RECEIVED AT LEAST 16 CALLS FOR WRECKS WITH INJURIES BETWEEN 5 AND 8 THIS MORNING
BUT THERE WERE EVEN MORE WRECKS WITHOUT INJURIES.
THEY SAY IT'S POSSIBLE THE ICY ROAD CONDITIONS COULD HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN THESE WRECKS.

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