Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:21 AM
Updated: Jan 14, 2013 7:34 AM
A semi went off the road and got stuck in soggy ground along I-75 in Fayette County early Monday morning, causing some minor traffic backups.
Police say the southbound driver swerved off the road to avoid an animal just past the Athens-Boonesboro exit. The truck, pulling a 50,000 pound load, sank in the rain-soaked grass. A wrecker had to come pull the tractor-trailer out.
I-75 is now clear in the area.