A major accident involving two commercial vehicles on I-20/59 is causing heavy delays on Tuesday morning. 

The crash took place around mile marker 80 and shut down the northbound lanes of traffic. Traffic is being diverted onto US-11 while the accident is being cleared, but officials say it could be hours before recovery is completed.

Michelle Carter from the Tuscaloosa News shared a photo from the scene that shows how extensive the damage is to two 18-wheelers.

Here are some closer looks at the accident.

If you have plans to travel up 1-20/59 anytime on Tuesday, try to find alternate routes that would get you to exit 86 or beyond. And follow @BamaTraffic on Twitter for updates.