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Posted: May 25, 2017

Sticky situation: Truck dumps hundreds of watermelons on I-85 near Atlanta

A truck overturned early Thursday, spilling hundreds of watermelons on the ramp from I-85 North to I-985 North in Gwinnett County, Georgia. (Credit: WSB-TV.)
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A truck overturned early Thursday, spilling hundreds of watermelons on the ramp from I-85 North to I-985 North in Gwinnett County, Georgia. (Credit: WSB-TV.)

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By Lauren Foreman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. —

Hundreds of watermelons are ruined, but a busy freeway ramp near metro Atlanta has reopened.

According to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center, a truck overturned Thursday morning, dumping watermelons on the ramp from I-85 North to I-985 North in Georgia’s Gwinnett County and causing traffic headaches for nearly two hours.

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Details about the crash have not been released.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews cleaned up the mess and reopened the ramp just after 8 a.m., the Traffic Center reported.


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