Overturned tractor trailer causes backup at Cobb Cloverleaf - CBS46 News

Overturned tractor trailer causes backup at Cobb Cloverleaf

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A tractor trailer overturned and caught fire near the top end of the perimeter early Monday morning, creating a major traffic jam at one of metro Atlanta's busiest interchanges.

The accident happened just before 5 a.m. on the ramp from I-285 east to I-75 north.

Apparently, the truck driver took the sharp turn too quickly, which caused the big rig to overturn. The ramp was closed for over two hours.

Lanes were blocked at times on I-285 westbound as authorities inspected the bridge directly over the accident.

One lane of traffic was re-opened just before noon.

The driver, who police said was carrying a load of cardboard food trays, suffered a broken arm when his truck overturned.

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