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Sinkhole shuts down westbound I-20 in Alabama

HEFLIN, Ala. (AP) -- Westbound traffic is being routed off Interstate 20 in eastern Alabama because of a sinkhole that's formed in the highway in Calhoun County.

Transportation officials say westbound I-20 is closed near the Oxford exit, causing traffic tie-ups for cars and trucks traveling from west Georgia toward Birmingham.

Officials are diverting traffic on to U.S. 78 as a detour.

It's not clear how long the interstate will remain closed, and it's unclear whether the sinkhole is still growing.