Overturned sod truck shuts down I-75 North exit to I-16 in Macon

Interstate 75 North was blocked for three hours early Thursday when a sod truck overturned.

The 1998 Peterbilt tractor-trailer hit the guard rail at the Interstate 16 exit ramp about 1:30 a.m. and overturned, dumping sod all over the highway, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Heavy equipment had to be brought in to clear the road, which took a little more than three hours.

The driver, 36-year-old Robert Bolton of Cordele, was taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health to be checked out. He was in stable condition shortly after the accident.

Bibb deputies cited him with driving too fast for conditions.

The highway reopened about 5 a.m. Thursday.