Tractor-trailer hauling 40K pounds of broccoli overturns on metro Atlanta interstate
Georgia Department of Transportation officials confirmed a truck hauling about 40,000 pounds of broccoli overturned on the ramp from I-285 to I-75 in Clayton County, according to Channel 2 Action News.
About 40,000 pounds of broccoli on the side of a metro Atlanta freeway Monday morning may not ever make it to a dinner plate.
That’s good news for picky youngsters, but it caused trouble for drivers through Clayton County overnight. A tractor-trailer hauling the frozen vegetables overturned on the ramp from I-285 to I-75, shutting down the ramp, Channel 2 Action News reported.
While the ramp reopened by 6:30 a.m., cleanup efforts were still underway at 11 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Crews were working to extricate the boxes of broccoli before they removed the wrecked big rig.
This started when the thieves invaded the owner's home, police say.
About the Author
Chelsea Prince is reporter and coach on the breaking news team. She joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2018 after covering crime and public safety for the Henry Herald and the Clayton News Daily. A native of St. Louis and a graduate of Emory University, Chelsea lives in Tucker and serves at a local church.