I-85 South reopens at SR 211

8:23 AM, May 22, 2012   |    comments
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BARROW COUNTY, Ga. -- All lanes of southbound Interstate 85 have reopened in Barrow County, after an accident involving a tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials.

The entire roadway was shut down from SR 211 (exit 126) to Interstate 985 (exit 113) after the truck caught fire and crashed at about 4 a.m.

Barrow County Emergency Services spokesman Lt. Scott Dakin said a fire in the truck's rear brakes spread to the trailer in the crash, and a small amount of the truck's hazardous contents leaked out. 

Authorities spent several hours trying to determine if the contents posed a danger to passing drivers before opening the roadway.

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