Tuesday October 13th, 2015 7:59AM

Overturned truck, trailer cleared from I-985

By Rob Moore Reporter
OAKWOOD - A single-vehicle wreck shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 between Flowery Branch and Oakwood Monday evening.<br /> <br /> The wreck, reported around 6:15 p.m., involved a Chevrolet 3500 truck pulling a concrete mixer, according to Trooper 1st Class Jonathan S. Munger of Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville.<br /> <br /> The truck was traveling north in the right lane of I-985 when its left front tire blew out, Munger said.<br /> <br /> The truck traveled off the left shoulder, struck a guardrail with its left front and rotated counterclockwise, Munger said.<br /> <br /> "The concrete mixer vehicle 1 was towing became detached and overturned," Munger said.<br /> <br /> The truck and the concrete mixer came to an uncontrolled rest facing southbound in the left northbound lane of I-985.<br /> <br /> No one was hurt in the crash, Munger said.<br /> <br /> Both northbound lanes were shut down for about an hour.<br />
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