Dynamite truck overturns, spilling fuel on Georgia highway

Dynamite truck overturns, spilling fuel on Georgia highway
A traffic accident involves extremely hazardous materials in Georgia.

SILVER CITY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a truck carrying about 10,000 pounds of dynamite crashed and overturned on a Georgia highway, spilling fuel and closing the roadway.

News outlets report a portion of Georgia State Route 53 in Dawson County was closed early Tuesday as authorities responded to the scene near Silver City. Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson tells reporters that the truck was involved in a crash with at least three other vehicles. Reports say the crash caused two people to suffer minor injuries.

Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services posted on Facebook that the overturned truck was ferrying hazardous materials and it expects that portion of the highway to be closed for several hours.

Highway 53 East is closed between Dawson Forest Road East and War Hill Park Rd due to an overturned truck with Hazardous Materials involved. We expect it to be closed for several hours. Avoid the area.

Posted by Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Information from: WAGA-TV, http://www.myfoxatlanta.com

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