Both westbound lanes of Highway 72 are blocked due to a wreck involving an overturned 18-wheeler in Scottsboro. Police are directing westbound traffic onto Highway 79.
State troopers say the wreck happened around 6 a.m. and the driver was injured. The driver's current condition is unknown.
Officials say the lanes are taking a while to open back up because crews need to clean up the debris from the wreck and then they have to upright the 18-wheeler.
Police tell WAAY 31 that the lanes will open back up in the next hour.
There was also a two vehicle wreck blocking one of the eastbound lanes on Highway 72 in the same area. That wreck was cleared by 8:30 a.m.