ATLANTA – An overturned tank backed up traffic on the Buford-Spring Connector in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators say a semi-truck hit an overpass just south of Monroe Drive causing the tank it was carrying to come loose. The tank wound up in the southbound lanes.
Georgia Department of Transportation workers say the bridge has been hit several times before by oversized loads. They say there doesn't appear to be any damage to the bridge, which supports two MARTA rail lines.
Natalie Dale of GDOT said that the driver of the tractor-trailer was off the approved route. Dale said that according to his permit, he was supposed to be on I-85 but mistakenly got off on the connector.