All lanes reopen after crash shuts down I-520


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – UPDATE: All lanes are back open.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will return May 4, 2021 to assess damage.

Gordon Highway is back open. One lane is open on the East as well as the West bound sides of I-520.

The fire is now out and controlled, and Augusta Fire Department engines have been released from the scene.

GDOT, State Patrol, and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are now handling the scene, which will involve clearing the roadway of debris and the tractor trailer wreckage.

Clearing the road is expected to take several hours.

The driver of the tractor trailer is safe, and there is no risk of injury at this time.

All travelers are asked to avoid I-520 in both directions for at least the next few hours.

Richmond County Deputies are at the scene of a tractor trailer crash on east bound I-520 at Gordon Highway.

The tractor trailer was carrying wood chips and is totally engulfed in flames. It is sitting underneath the Gordon Highway overpass.

Gold Cross EMS and Richmond County Fire are on the scene. No injuries have been reported at this time.

East and West bound I-520 are shut down and vehicles are being detoured onto Gordon Highway North and South bound. Traffic on Gordon Highway is being diverted to avoid crossing the overpass.

Road closures are expected to last several hours. Please seek an alternate route if possible.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing story.

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