Mobile, AL (WKRG)
UPDATE 6:55 PM
An ALDOT official e-mailed a response to questions sent earlier Sunday morning. She said they plan on removing the trailer from the bay starting at 9:30 Monday night. Expect traffic to be diverted to the causeway. Here’s the text of the e-mail:
“High winds and rising tides limited our efforts to completely remove the trailer yesterday evening. Removal of the trailer and complete cleanup will take place Monday night at 9:30 p.m. when high winds will be ceased and traffic will be at a minimum. Both lanes will be closed and traffic will be detoured to the Causeway.”
From Cheyenne A. West with ALDOT.
Drivers will have one more day to look at a smashed milk truck trailer stuck in Mobile Bay. Alabama State Trooper Kevin Cook tells News 5 the trailer may be removed sometime Monday. Workers moved the truck cab and surrounding milk debris during the day Saturday into Saturday night.
Unless you’re on a boat, the only way to see this milk truck trailer for yourself is on the westbound side of the Bayway. Cook didn’t say how or when Monday the trailer will be taken out of the bay. The milk truck plunged into the water early Saturday morning in a fiery crash. Cook said Saturday the milk truck and two utility trucks heading to Florida for hurricane relief collided just before 5 am Saturday. That lead to roughly 18 hours of delays on both sides of the Bayway. Traffic on the eastbound side was slowed to allow workers to remove as much as they could from the water. On the westbound side traffic was at a crawl Saturday mostly from drivers gawking at the mess below, leading to a number of rubbernecking accidents.