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    Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down I-85

    ATLANTA, Ga. - A crash involving an overturned tractor trailer has shut down traffic along Interstate 85 north at Hamilton Mill Road.

    The view from SkyFox 5 showed traffic was backed up as far as you could see along I-85, stretching back to the Suwanee exit. The accident happened just south of the exit at Hamilton Mill Road.

    The overturned truck dumped its load all over the road.

    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news...20100716-pm-es
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    It sure is... Son said he got off at 316 due to notices of overturned truck on I-85 and that 316 is jam packed, bumper to bumper as a result so he got off of 316 and is taking backroads now and they are overly crowded due to Friday traffic and the accident.
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    I hate driving around tractor trailers. We just had a fatal accident last week. A car had stalled and the tractor trailer just plowed right into it. I honestly think they drive too fast, take too many chances and drive to closely to other vehicles. JMO.

    I hope no one was hurt in this crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelwngs View Post
    It sure is... Son said he got off at 316 due to notices of overturned truck on I-85 and that 316 is jam packed, bumper to bumper as a result so he got off of 316 and is taking backroads now and they are overly crowded due to Friday traffic and the accident.
    Wow ... what a mess! Makes a long day even longer for your son and GA commuters, eh?
    I hope this clears up quickly for you all so that you can get on with your weekend!
    Last edited by LookingUp; 07-16-2010 at 04:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzybeth View Post
    I hate driving around tractor trailers. We just had a fatal accident last week. A car had stalled and the tractor trailer just plowed right into it. I honestly think they drive too fast, take too many chances and drive to closely to other vehicles. JMO.

    I hope no one was hurt in this crash.
    I share your sentiments Lizzybeth. What gets me is when semi(s) lose tire treads all over the highway. With all those wheels ... the driver seldom knows when a tire blows and the unwary motorist comes up on strips of shreaded tire pieces, swerving all over the place to avoid hitting the debris. Scary!
    Not sure of any injuries due to this accident ... I, too, hope there are none!
    Last edited by LookingUp; 07-16-2010 at 04:38 PM. Reason: typo
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    The worst thing about Atlanta is its traffic - and something like this makes it impossible! DH and I are going out tonight - but nowhere near I-85, thank goodness.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LookingUp View Post
    I share your sentiments Lizzybeth. What gets me is when semi(s) lose tire treads all over the highway. With all those wheels ... the driver seldom knows when a tire blows and the unwary motorist comes up on strips of shreaded tire pieces, swerving all over the place to avoid hitting the debris. Scary!
    Not sure of any injuries due to this accident ... I, too, hope there are none!
    That is why they should not allow tractor trailers to use retreaded tires. I met a man who had his leg almost cut off due to the retread flying off the tractor trailer and though his leg. He was on his motorcyle.



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