Toxic Chemical Spill Shuts Down Major Highway in Atlanta

A toxic chemical spill caused by an overturned tractor-trailer partially shut down a major highway in Atlanta early Monday.

The accident took place at around 3:34 a.m. near 10th Street on Atlanta’s Downtown Connector, a stretch of road where two interstate highways, I-75 and I-85, run side-by-side for several miles.

After initially halting traffic in both directions, officials in Atlanta reopened the southbound lanes at around 6:30 a.m. this morning and expect to have the remaining lanes free by 10 a.m.

Police did not disclose the chemical that was released from the overturned vehicle.

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SOURCE: ABC News, J. J. Gallagher