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Tractor trailer crash shuts down I-85 for several hours

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All lanes on Interstate 85 Northbound are back open after a tractor trailer crashed into the concrete median near the Interstate 485 overpass early Thursday morning.

Authorities said the tractor trailer drifted off the road, shattered the concrete barrier, kept going, and scraped up pillars of the new I-485 overpass.

The truck also spilled 100 gallons of diesel fuel.

Two lanes on I-85 North were closed for several hours.

The driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

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