Interstate reopened following early morning accident in south Bibb

The stretch of Interstate 75 southbound between Hartley Bridge and Sardis Church roads reopened about 3:30 p.m. Saturday after being closed since about 6:30 a.m. because of a traffic accident, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

A tractor-trailer hauling plastic hit the concrete divider in the center of the interstate and burst into flames about 6:30 a.m. between Hartley Bridge and Sardis Church roads, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

No one was injured, according to the release.