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Fatal crash on I-85 in Jackson County shuts down all southbound lanes

It involved a tractor trailer, officials said.

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. — The southbound lanes of Interstate 85 in Jackson County are shut down due to a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Wednesday.

According to the Ga. Dept. of Transpiration's website, the crash happened just after 11 a.m. before SR 82/Dry Pond Road. 

Around 12:30 p.m., Georgia State Troopers said that the roadway will be closed for an "extended" amount of time. 

Troopers said there were at least three vehicles, one of them being a tractor-trailer. 

Motorists can use SR-15 from Commerce to Jefferson then Highway 129 north back to I-85 to avoid delays.

11Alive is working to learn if anyone was injured in the incident. 

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