Gravel_Springs_85 Accident 1
Willard Wrecker Service works with the Gwinnett County Police Department to clean up the accident on the I-85 SB exit ramp at Gravel Springs Road Wednesday morning. Special Photo

The Gwinnett County Police Department was forced to close the I-85 SB exit ramp at Gravel Springs Road in Buford on Wednesday morning following a single vehicle accident. A tractor-trailer overturned on the ramp emptying it’s contents of 70,000 pounds of raw chicken onto the roadway.

The accident and road closure was announced on the department’s Twitter page at 9:07 a.m. The post urged motorists to use exit ramps at Hamilton Mill Road and Buford Drive while the ramp at Gravel Springs Road was closed.

The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained minor injuries during the accident.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The exit ramp reopened shortly after 10 a.m.

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