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Wednesday October 18th, 2017 12:26PM

I-85 Southbound briefly shut down after accident

WINDER - The Jackson/Barrow County line on Interstate 85 was shut down for a time Tuesday evening after a truck went off the roadway and overturned.

According to Barrow County Emergency Services Lieutenant Scott Dakin, drivers were initially ordered to avoid the area as traffic backups were extensive.

The accident, which was reported just after 5 p.m., occurred between the exits for Highway 53 and Highway 211.

Dakin said the closed lanes were re-opened to all traffic by 6:10 p.m.

He added that the driver of the truck suffered minor injuries in the crash.
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