A crash on I-85 caused major backups at North Druid Hills early Wednesday. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Delays clear after crash and garbage truck fire on I-85

Traffic delays have cleared after two incidents on I-85 led to heavy backups early Wednesday.

An overturned tractor-trailer blocked most lanes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and led to delays into downtown Atlanta for more than two hours, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.


The big rig was carrying about 4,000 pounds of wood, the Traffic Center reported.

Lanes reopened just before 8:15 a.m., the Traffic Center reported.


That wasn’t the only incident on I-85. 

A garbage truck fire at North Druid Hills Road blocked two of six southbound lanes in DeKalb County.

A garbage truck was involved in a crash on I-85 at North Druid Hills early Wednesday. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

By 9:45 a.m., that crash had cleared as well, the Traffic Center reported.

» For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter.

In other news: 

Meteorologist Karen Minton has your Wednesday morning weather forecast.

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