BRYAN CO., GA (WTOC) - Traffic is slow-going on I-95 South at Exit 94 due to two separate semi crashes.
Richmond Hill Police and GSP say the driver of a semi carrying a load of wood rear-ended another semi carrying home goods on its way to Lowe's in Valdosta, sending it crashing into the wood line around 6:30 a.m.
The truck carrying 18,000 pieces of 2-foot wood slats hit the guardrail, spilling most of the wood onto I-95. That driver was not injured.
The driver of the semi that was rear-ended was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but he is expected to be OK.
One of the southbound lanes is open and traffic is able to get by. However, it has been extremely slow-going in the area for several hours and traffic is backed up past I-16. GSP says it should be at least another hour to clear the crash completely. They had hoped to have the road cleared and the lane back open by noon, but crews are still working to clear the debris from the road.
Northbound traffic is open but it is slow-going due to drivers rubbernecking. Please use extreme caution in the area. Heavy delays can still be expected. Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route if at all possible.
"We have seen a truck carrying buckeyes, one that was carrying pickles a few years ago...we have just seen a variety of things," Assistant Chief Mike Albritton said. "We had people out here trying to pick up all the wood out of the road, mainly first responders, just trying to get one lane open."
Richmond Hill, GSP and the Department of Transportation all responded. The Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation.