The Alabama Department of Transportation has activated detours on Interstate 65 North at mile marker 329.9 between Hartselle and Priceville to work on a span of road where a sinkhole was discovered.

Starting Thursday, the department has rerouted traffic off I-65 North at Exit 318 (Lacon) onto U.S. Highway 31 North to State Route 67 and back onto I-65 at Exit 334 (Priceville). The sinkhole is along the shoulder of the outside travel lane.

The department will also be directing oversized loads traveling northbound off the interstate at Exit 310 onto State Road 24 to Moulton, then onto State Road 20 and back to I-65 at Exit 340 (I-65/I-565 Interchange).

ALDOT engineers will work as quickly as possible to restore normal traffic flow on this portion of I-65.

Motorists should consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, slow down, observe signs and message boards, and use extreme caution in this area.

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