Crews worked early Tuesday morning to clear away a wrecked gas tanker truck that overturned on I-675.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

NEW DETAILS: Gas tanker truck overturns on I-675 in Clayton County, spills fuel on interstate

A gas tanker truck overturned on I-675 in Clayton County early Tuesday morning, spilling gallons of fuel and shutting down the southbound lanes of the interstate.

While cleanup efforts were underway, authorities blocked off the ramps from the Perimeter to I-675 and shut down I-675 South before Anvil Block Road for nearly six hours. The crash was cleared and the interstate reopened just before 8 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.  

 

The QuikTrip tractor-trailer collided with another vehicle and overturned about 2 a.m. According to Clayton County police, one driver had complaints of injuries but refused treatment on the scene. 

“The interstate was shut down for a period of time due to oil being leaked from the tanker,” a spokesman for the police department told AJC.com. “Several agencies responded to assist with traffic being diverted and the spill being cleaned up.”

Several agencies responded to assist with cleanup efforts Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer carrying gasoline overturned on I-675 in Clayton County, spilling fuel onto the interstate. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

During the shutdown, there were some associated delays along I-285 South and in the northbound lanes of I-675, the Traffic Center reported. 

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