I-16 West reopens in Laurens County after truck accident

Interstate 16 reopened ahead of schedule after an 18-wheeler flipped into a guardrail early Wednesday prompting detours in Laurens County.

The Georgia Department of Transportation had to cut the guardrail near mile marker 50, which is not far from the U.S. 441 exit, according to the Georgia State Patrol's post in Statesboro.

Detours were in place as work vehicles blocked lanes until crews could clear the tractor trailer that wrecked at about 2:40 a.m.

GDOT estimated it could be 9 a.m. before the highway reopened, but they were able to clear the wreckage by 7 a.m.

No one appeared to be seriously hurt in the accident.