Crash causes morning delays on eastbound I-16 near Pooler Pkwy exit

Crash causes morning delays on eastbound I-16 near Pooler Pkwy exit
(Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A crash caused heavy delays on eastbound Interstate 16 in Chatham County Tuesday morning.

The Pooler Fire Chief tells us the wreck occurred around 8:30 a.m. He says two semi-trucks were both traveling east on I-16 near the Pooler Parkway exit when the white cab semi rear-ended the red cab semi, which was a fuel tanker. Both drivers of the semis were taken to Memorial by ambulance just to be checked out. Both are expected to be OK.

Officials say the fuel tanker was leaking fuel at a very slow rate, and Hazmat responded to assist with the cleanup.

I-16 eastbound was down to one lane for a couple of hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The exit ramp from the parkway onto eastbound I-16 was also closed. The westbound lanes were not affected.

The crash scene has since cleared and traffic is back to normal in the area.

Pooler PD, Pooler Fire, MCCD, Savannah Fire, Chatham EMS and Hazmat all responded to this crash.

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