18-wheeler overturned on Hwy. 80; spill closes highway - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports


18-wheeler overturned on Hwy. 80; spill closes highway

MIDLAND, GA (WTVM) – An 18-wheeler has overturned on the westbound lanes of Hwy. 80, falling in a ditch Wednesday morning near Pratt & Whitney.

The overturned truck spilled an unknown substance, and investigators are looking into whether it's hazardous.

The driver of the 18-wheeler sustained injuries but the extent is unknown, according to officers on the scene. 

The spill and accident has caused a closure of the westbound lanes at this time and traffic is currently backed up, and they are redirecting travelers to Pope Road.

Two tow trucks on the scene have pulled the truck upright and the road will remain closed until the 18-wheeler has been taken off the road. 

Crews are on the way and we'll have more information as it becomes available. 

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