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Crash with 18-wheelers closes eastbound I-20 near Appling-Harlem Road

Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 5:28 AM EST
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APPLING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A truck crash early Wednesday closed eastbound Interstate 20, spilling diesel, strewing debris and leaving an 18-wheeler partially on its side.

No injuries were reported in the crash at the Appling-Harlem Road exit, but the closure fouled area residents’ commute into Augusta.

This was the scene of a crash involving two big-rigs that shut down eastbound Interstate 20...
This was the scene of a crash involving two big-rigs that shut down eastbound Interstate 20 near the Appling-Harlem Road exit on Dec. 2, 2020.(WRDW)

The accident involving two big-rigs was reported at about 5:20 a.m. Wednesday near Exit 183.

Initially, just one lane was closed, but decision was soon made to close both eastbound lanes as crews dealt with wood that spilled from a truck onto the roadway along with diesel fuel.

The closure began several miles ahead of the exit, and traffic was backed up all the way to at least mile marker 180.

The roadway had been cleared by midday.

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