I-95 south re-opened between Oak Hill & New Smyrna Beach in wake of clean-up for over-turned semi with sheet rock

Overturned rig on I-95 south in Oak Hill causes havor for most of Thursday / Headline Surfer®I-95 as shown on DOT surveillance on Oak Hill from over-turned semi / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
This overturned semi, shown at left, resulted in traffic snarling north -bound traffic on
I-95 as the southbound lanes were closed for more than 6 hours shortly after the 9 a.m. Thursday accident just north of the Brevard County line as shown in this Florida Department of Transportation snapshot in the inset.
 

OAK HILL, Fla. -- Traffic has been flowing smoothly in both direction on Interstate 95, but that wasn't the case for the better part of the day when a tractor-trailer overturned on the south-bound side in Oak Hill and causing the south-bound lanes to be closed for more than 6 hours.

The mishap occurred just after 9 a.m. with the overturned rig and its payload spilling sheetrock and oil onto the interstate near the Brevard County line. Traffic had to be rerouted through secondary roads for the massive clean-up that ensued for the better part of the morning and mid-afternoon.

The mishap occurred just after 9 a.m. with the overturned rig and its payload spilling sheetrock and oil onto the interstate near the Brevard County line. Traffic had to be rerouted through secondary roads for the massive clean-up that ensued for the better part of the morning and mid-afternoon.

Loctor map of crash scene with over-turned rig on I-95 in Oak Hill, Fla., on Thursday / HGeadline Surfer®Traffic from I-95 re-routed on SR 44 and back onto the interstate in NSB / Headline Surfer®I-95 crash from DOT camera hows over-turned rig in Oak Hill, FL / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic / 
The locator map shows two markers: A: Where traffic was re-routed onto I-95 and
B: Accident scene on I-95 south in Oak Hill.
The top inset photo shows traffic coming on I-95 from State Road 44 and the lower photo shows a DOT snapshot of the accident scene with the over-turned semi.
 

The Florida Highway Patrrol reported Michael Borres, 40, of Longwood, lost control of the rig, causing it to overturn near mile marker 235 on the southbound side of the interstate, just south of the Oak Hill city line in unincorporated Volusia County just over the line from Scottsmoor in Brevard County.

No information was readily available as to whether any tickets were issued in the mishap or what may have caused the driver to to lose control of the rig.

All southbound lanes were shut down and traffic was re-routed off of I-95 at Exit 239, in New Smyrna Beach, and re-directed onto State Road 44, east to U.S. Highway 1.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.