Vehicle Wreck Closes I-85 North in Braselton, Georgia
BRASELTON, GA. – According to an online news report posted by gwinnettdailypost.com, a vehicle wreck caused Interstate 85 to close down on one side in Braselton, Georgia. Sparse information about the accident itself was reported in the news story. The crash resulted in traffic delays into the late evening.*
The accident happened sometime before 8:30 p.m. on March 7 in Braselton. The Georgia Department of Transportation was reporting on its 511 traffic application that traffic was heavily congested due to an accident near Georgia Highway 211 and Chateau Elan on I-85 North. The wreck caused the entirety of northbound I-85 to close down.
No information about the wreck was reported, except that it involved a truck and a car. Descriptions of the vehicles were not reported, nor were the circumstances leading to the accident on the interstate. The Georgia DOT app stated that the wreck was not expected to be cleared until after 10 p.m. However, one lane on the roadway did reopen shortly after 9 p.m.
A photo from the scene posted to the Gwinnett Daily Post’s website shows traffic at a total standstill at the Hamilton Mill Road exit, which is Exit 120 on northbound I-85. By 9:30 p.m., the accident was cleared, and the road mostly reopened. A car still remained stalled in the right lane of I-85 North at that time, according to Georgia DOT, and the road was completely open again at approximately 10:30 p.m.
At the time of the news report’s posting, it was not clear if anyone was injured in the accident. Authorities are still investigating.
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