35-car crash shuts down I-75 North south of Chattanooga

(Source: Twitter/James Torrez/@jamestorrez_nc9)

CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. (WATE) – More than 35 cars crashed on Interstate 75 North just south of Chattanooga on Monday morning.

Northbound lanes were closed around mile marker 345 for around four hours. Reports indicated the interstate is extremely icy in the area.

Fifteen people were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office. Fourteen others were taken by bus to meet families.

There were approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the scene of the crash. Georgia Emergency Management and the Georgia Department of Transportation were working to clean up the crash.

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