• Fiery crash shuts down interstate in Coweta County


    NEWNAN, Ga. - Emergency crews near Newnan responded to a wreck involving two tractor-trailers along Interstate 85 near Highway 34.

    All lanes of I-85 north were blocked for two hours with traffic is being diverted at exit 41 onto Highway 27.

    Channel 2's Jason Durden is over the scene in NewsChopper 2.

    Durden tweeted a photo of the big rigs, showing the trailers completely gutted by the fire.

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    Photos sent in by Channel 2 Action News viewers shows a large plume of smoke billowing high into the air following the crash.

    Fire investigators said one of the tractor-trailers was hauling metal products and the other was hauling plastic products.

    They said three people were treated at the scene and were released with minor injuries.

    Two lanes of I-85 were expected to be opened shortly.

    There is still no word on what caused the wreck.

    Stay with WSBTV.com and watch Channel 2 Action News for more on this developing story.


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