I-85 SB reopens after crews repave roadway following early morning crash

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Interstate 85 has reopened following a crash this morning involving a tanker truck. Emergency crews

The truck overturned in the southbound lanes of I-85 before Chamblee Tucker Road (exit 94), which is near Spaghetti Junction, around 4:30 a.m.

Triple Team Traffic’s Mark Arum tracked the issue throughout Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

Most of the lanes had reopened by the afternoon, but Georgia Department of Transportation crews went back out to the scene of the crash Tuesday afternoon and shutdown several lanes of I-85 again to resurface the roadway.


“The substance spilled, as a result of the crash, is extremely difficult to remove and leaves the roadway entirely to slick for motorist to safely drive on. The fastest solution to allow for the reopening of all lanes is to remove and replace the asphalt,” GDOT said in a news release Tuesday.

The roadway was closed until just before 7 p.m.

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