I-85 SB reopens after tractor-trailer crash, fuel spill in Gwinnett County

Part of I-85 southbound in Gwinnett County was shut down after a crash involving tractor-trailers on Wednesday morning.

Triple Traffic Team’s Mike Shields first reported that the crash happened just after 5:40 a.m. at Beaver Ruin Road exit. The interstate shut down minutes later.

Gwinnett County police confirmed the crash involved several vehicles and Gwinnett County fire is on scene to assist with a fuel spill.

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It took more than two hours, but crash cleanup crews were able to move crash cleanup efforts to the right side of the road.

As of 6:40 a.m., trip times were well over an hour. As of 8:30 a.m., traffic started moving but was still slow in the area.

Shields recommends that travelers use Buford Highway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard as alternative routes.