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Overturned Tractor-Trailer Accident Cleared, US 441 South of Farmington Now Open

The highway was closed for about three hours Friday morning following the one-vehicle accident. No one was injured.

A tractor-trailer overturned on US Highway 441 south of Farmington Friday morning, closing both lanes for around three hours. The driver was not injured.

It happened about 8 a.m., according to the .  Deputies and personnel were on the scene along with State Patrol Troopers and Georgia Department of Transportation workers.

Chief Deputy Lee Weems said the driver told him he was headed northbound when he lost control and slid into the trees. 

During the road closure, detours were set up at Salem Road and Old Farmington Road and motorists were urged to take alternate routes. 

At the time, Sheriff Scott Berry said moving the wreckage was challenging.

"Trying to get [the tractor-trailer] moved is really problematic because of how it's wedged," he said.

By 10 a.m., the tractor-trailer had been lifted back onto the road and plans were in the works to keep lanes closed in order to escort a tow truck to a service shop on Old Bishop Road, Weems said.

Both lanes were open by 11 a.m.

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