Sunday October 2nd, 2022 10:19PM

Kelly's Creek Road reopens after overturned explosives truck in Rabun Gap

By Rob Moore Reporter

Kelly’s Creek Road in Rabun County has reopened, roughly six hours after a truck carrying blasting materials overturned onto its side Tuesday morning.

Rabun County Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Panell said the wreck occurred in the area of 1220 Kelly’s Creek Road in Rabun Gap, closing the road from York House Road to Vulvan Materials Company..

“No immediate threat was detected,” Panell said. “In an abundance of caution, crews notified and evacuated an area one-quarter mile from the accident scene.”

Responding agencies included Rabun County Fire Services, Rabun County EMS, Rabun County 9-1-1, Rabun Search And Rescue, Rabun County Office of Emergency Management, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and Georgia Power Co.

No injuries were reported in the wreck.


Original story: 

9:14 a.m.: Kelly’s Creek Road in Rabun County is shut down due to an overturned truck carrying blasting agents. 

The area between Holden Cove and Ponderosa Road has been evacuated, Rabun County officials say.

Motorists and residents should plan on the road being shut down all day and avoid that area.

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