CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - A log truck overturned on a bridge in Cherokee County, closing I-575 in both directions Monday.
The 18-wheeler was carrying logs on Lower Bethany Road when it tipped over just before 1 p.m. One car was hit and the driver has minor injuries.
NewsChopper 2 over the scene showed logs spilled into both the northbound and southbound lanes.
Cars were turned around as crews worked to clean up the mess.
The interstate was reopened around 2:30 p.m.
Interstate 575 northbound and southbound is shut down at the Lower Bethany Bridge due to an overturned tractor trailer hauling logs on the bridge above the interstate. pic.twitter.com/MY82Bn6xi5— Cherokee Sheriff’s Office (@CherokeeSO) May 13, 2019
Southbound lane of I-575 has been cleared temporarily to relieve backed up southbound traffic. Southbound lane will be closed again shortly while responders attempt to work on tractor trailer on the bridge with logs still hanging over northbound lanes. pic.twitter.com/8Qqpzx6H3b— Cherokee Sheriff’s Office (@CherokeeSO) May 13, 2019
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