When Channel 2’s Rebecca Lindstrom arrived at the scene, she found one of the trailers had jackknifed and rolled over the guardrail. There was so much damage to the doors that hazmat crews could not get in to check for leaks until it was pulled out of the embankment and placed upright.
Part of Interstate 85 southbound was shut down between Highway 211 and Hamilton Mill Road.
Investigators told Lindstrom no other vehicles were involved in the accident, and the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
Police have not said when they hope to reopen I-85.