The Georgia Department of Public Safety is pointing to strap failure and not load securement as the cause for a massive lumber spill that snarled traffic on Wednesday.
The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on southbound I-75 in Cobb County, Georgia.
No serious injuries were reported, but the incident did cause big traffic backups as crews worked to clean up the spilled lumber.
RED ALERT: Overturned tractor trailer I-75 SB past Delk Road only the left lane and left shoulder are open. Massive delays forming heading from Marietta. Use Hwy 41/Cobb Pkwy or Powers Ferry as an alternate. #11alive pic.twitter.com/ttBI3Ro8Gj
— TrafficTrackers (@11AliveTraffic) June 16, 2021
On Thursday, the Georgia Department of Public Safety took to social media to clarify that the lumber spill was caused by strap failure and not a problem with load securement.
The agency reminded truck drivers to check their straps for defects before use.