UPDATE: Accident on I-575 at Towne Lake Has Been Cleared
Motorists should still expect some delays.
UPDATE at 9:22 a.m.: after a four-hour delay, the accident has been cleared and all lanes are now open.
All four lanes of interstate 575 northbound at Exit 8/Towne Lake Parkway are shut down due to a "major" accident which occurred early Friday morning.
An accident involving human waste has shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 575 at Towne Lake Parkway.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the accident involving an overturned dump truck was first reported to the agency at approximately 5:20 a.m.
Crews with the city of Woodstock are currently working to clean up the waste and do not have an estimate as to when the clean up will be complete.
Canton-Sixes Patch reader Kathy Stroup commented of Facebook that there is, "an over abundance of rubber neckers southbound," causing traffic delays in the opposite direction of the accident itself.
Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch reader Jennifer Oglesby Blackwell noted the accident "looks very, very bad."
"Praying for the passengers," she added.
Motorists can avoid the area by using Highway 5/Main Street and re-enter the interstate at Exit 9 at Ridgewalk Parkway.