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Truck takes out lines in Norcross

NORCROSS - Talk about a bad spot for a traffic snafu near rush hour.

Gwinnett police were forced to reroute traffic on Jimmy Carter Boulevard near Interstate 85 when an oversized tractor-trailer brought down utility lines Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened around 1 p.m. and caused major clogs in many of Norcross' main arteries.

On the west side of I-85, police on the scene directed traffic around on-ramps to Brook Hollow Parkway and nearby roads. The trailer appeared to be carrying a modular home.

Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said the tractor-trailer brought down cable, phone and possibly power lines.

The roadway was reopened just after 5 p.m., she said.