Minor injuries were reported but no one was taken to the hospital from the scene, Riley said.
All I-20 West lanes were closed for more than three hours before the interstate was partially reopened around 7:30 p.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. The crash took place just west of the interchange between I-20 and the Downtown Connector, a major junction that funnels traffic from the city’s center. Some lanes on the eastbound side of I-20 were blocked as well, the Traffic Center said.
Footage from NewsChopper 2 showed what appeared to be a truckload of dirt being hosed off the highway’s surface. Riley did not provide further information about what was spilled onto the highway or how it was cleaned off.
The GSP did not say if anyone would be charged in the incident.
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