Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015    Login | Register           

Caution urged for giant rig on I-85 southbound late Sunday, early Monday

Motorists on Interstate 85 southbound late Sunday night into early Monday morning should keep an eye out for a giant rig that will be driving no faster than 45 mph, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The 31-axle vehicle, which is 18 feet wide, is carrying a 305-ton machine press to LaGrange, Ga.

The vehicle should be easy to spot, as it will be escorted by multiple law enforcement vehicles as it leaves Forsyth, Ga. on the way to Interstate 285 westbound and then enters I-85 southbound, officials said.

The convoy is expected to leave Forsyth at 9 p.m. and will chug its way slowly to arrive in LaGrange at approximately 2 a.m. Monday. Its final destination is the Sewon America, Inc. plant which provides various automotive parts for the KIA Motors Manufacturing Plant in West Point, Ga.

The machine press entered the country at the Port of Savannah and is slated to head to head from Savannah to Forsyth overnight tonight.

Topic: 
Location: 

Ad space area 4 internal

Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

Sponsored Content

Opinion

When I was a kid growing up in Kingsport, Tenn., my next-door neighbor, and a few years older than me, was Lonnie Bailey. He was the coolest guy I knew.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

Northgate 45, Shaw 0 Pace Academy 34, Our Lady of Mercy 3 Starr's Mill 21, Whitewater 7 Jonesboro 17, Sandy Creek 15 East Coweta 35, Arabia Mountain 28

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.