Accidents shut down portion of I-185 SB caused by oil spill - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Accidents shut down portion of I-185 SB caused by oil spill

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Officials are still on the scene of several vehicle accidents that shut down a portion of I-185 Southbound in Columbus. 

By 8:30 p.m., officials said there had been approximately 10-11 accidents. 

We're told the accidents were caused by a large oil spill on the southbound side of I-185 between Manchester Expressway Exit 7 and Macon Road Exit 6. 

The oil spill was caused by a dump truck hitting the guard rail, causing engine oil to leak from the truck. 

One person was injured in the accidents with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Sand trucks are being sent out for clean-up, and officials do not have an estimated time when clean-up will be finished. Officials are hoping to reopen the southbound lane in about two or three hours. 

Officials have shut down I-185 Southbound from Manchester Expressway Exit 7 to Airport Thruway Exit 8. 

If you are traveling on I-185, you will want to avoid this area at all costs. 

We will update this story with more details as they become available. 

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