Several semi crashes stall traffic in Clayton, DeKalb Co.

Several semi crashes stall traffic in Clayton, DeKalb Co.

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Several crashes involving tractor-trailers created traffic nightmares for drivers in DeKalb and Clayton counties overnight into Friday morning. Two people were hurt in one crash, with lanes closed for hours.

Traffic problems plagued I-20, right around Panola Road. All lanes were blocked by an overturned tractor-trailer in DeKalb County.  Emergency workers were able to re-open the highway just before 4:30 a.m.

Crews also had their hands full after another tractor-trailer crashed and overturned at Spaghetti Junction. The rig was going from the I-285 westbound ramp to I-85 northbound, according to SKYFOX Traffic's Katie Beasley.

That lane was closed while crews worked to get the semi unloaded and upright in order to clear the scene. This ramp was also re-opened by 6 a.m.

Thursday night, a scary crash in Clayton County shut down all lanes of I-75 north- and southbound at Mt. Zion Boulevard. Two people were hurt when another semi, a motorcycle and a vehicle crashed. The rig's trailer was sent hurtling over the median wall.

The two injured people were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries and identities were not made public.

North- and southbound lanes were shut down for some time. They were finally all opened about 3 a.m. Friday.

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