UPDATE: Hwy 17 lanes are back open after tractor trailer crash

UPDATE: Hwy 17 lanes are back open after tractor trailer crash

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - UPDATE: All lanes are back open on Highway 17. The truck is still there and crews are still working to clean up the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: Highway 17 just outside of Thomson are shut down due to an overturned tractor trailer.

Officials tell FOX 54 all lanes of Hwy 17 are shut down around Huntington Drive. The call came in just before 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. The tanker was hauling fuel. There is a fire, but officials could not confirm how large it is. GA DOT says the scene could take several hours to clean.

If you are traveling through the area, please seek an alternate route.

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