A loaded tractor-trailer caught fire early this morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton and spilled almost 300 gallons of corrosive material onto the shoulder of an on-ramp in Barrow County.
No one was injured, but the 3:15 a.m. incident led to the closure of the interstate both north and south. The northbound lanes reopened at 6 a.m. One southbound lane opened around 6:30 a.m. All lanes, as well as the southbound ramp of Exit 126, had reopened by 8 a.m.
An Atlanta cleanup crew was working on the ramp's shoulder at mid morning, according to Lt. Scott Dakin of Barrow County Emergency Services.
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