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Matt Highway reopens after chicken truck overturns
Closure lasted seven hours
chicken truck smoke
Smoke billows from the refrigeration unit of the overturned tractor-trailer. - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)
Part of a busy north Forsyth highway has reopened after a tractor trailer loaded with frozen chickens overturned Wednesday morning.The truck crashed about 9 a.m. at 6080 Hwy. 369, just west of Doc Bramblett Road. The highway was closed between Doc Bramblett and Wallace Tatum roads for seven hours. Forsyth County Sheriff's Capt. Tim House said it reopened at 4 p.m.House said the driver, 58-year-old Robert Major Eason of Cleveland, was cited for failure to maintain lane.No other vehicles were involved.House said the truck was eastbound when Eason apparently overcorrected and lost control of the truck, causing it to overturn.