Overturned truck spills chickens on Athens Highway, blocks traffic

Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 9:34 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2023 at 4:17 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - All northbound lanes of Athens Highway north of A.L. Mangum Road were blocked after a truck overturned Friday morning, spilling live and dead chickens on the pavement, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said the roadway would remain closed for another estimated two to three hours. The southbound lanes were also experiencing delays.

The truck’s driver was reportedly assessed for injuries, and patrol deputies diverted traffic.

“We expect the clean-up and investigation will take an extended period of time, so travel another route if you can!” the sheriff’s office said on social media.

𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒! Athens Highway/US 129 reopened just a couple of minutes ago (12:50 p.m.) and traffic can now move through the...

Posted by Hall County Sheriff's Office on Friday, September 22, 2023

Just last Wednesday, another chicken truck crashed in Sandy Springs, sprawling frozen chickens across the road and leaking fuel.

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