Crashed dairy truck blocks Old Appling Harlem Hwy

Crashed dairy truck blocks Old Appling Harlem Hwy

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A crash involving a tanker truck has traffic blocked on Old Appling Harlem Hwy. just north of Wrightsboro Rd. in Columbia County.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. A fully-loaded milk tanker truck from Williams Dairy in Baxley, GA was traveling south on Old Appling Harlem Hwy when the driver fell asleep and drifted off the shoulder of the road. The truck struck several large pine trees before coming to s stop.

The entire roadway is blocked between Wrightsboro Rd. and Powell Church Rd. due to spilled fuel on the road. At this time, the Sheriff's Office does not have an estimate on how long cleanup will take.

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