U.S. 129 reopened after truck hauling live chickens overturns in Hall County

A major Hall County roadway has reopened after being partially blocked throughout Monday morning’s rush hour because of an overturned truck that was hauling live chickens.

The wreck happened before 6 a.m. on U.S. 129 near Athens Street, according to Chata Spikes, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.

“Pilgrim’s Pride will come out to retrieve their chickens,” Spikes said.

All lanes reopened shortly before 9 a.m., according to the DOT.

On Jan. 14, a truck hauling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken overturned on the ramp from I-285 southbound to I-20 eastbound in DeKalb County, closing the ramp for several hours.