Traffic is flowing again on Riverside Drive in Bibb county after a load of Sheetrock flipped on a turning tractor trailer at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday
The flatbed trailer flipped on its side near the entrance to the Peach Mart convenience store down the street from the Shoppes at River Crossing.
The driver, who was not hurt, was turning from Sheraton Boulevard near Jock's & Jill's and caught the guardrail with the trailer's back wheels which flipped the load, said Bibb County Sgt. Sean Defoe.
Bibb County deputies and REACT volunteers detoured vehicles along Sheraton Court and Sheraton Boulevard, Defoe said.
Work-release inmates from the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center helped crews remove the building material so the truck bed could be righted to clear the two northbound lanes of Ga. 87, which is known locally as Riverside Drive.
The road was closed for five hours while the accident was cleared.