Traffic on an Atlanta freeway came to a halt on Tuesday as drivers manically pulled to the side of the road to grab cash spilling out of an armoured truck.

More than AU$250,000 worth of notes blew out of the truck when its doors flew open.

Dunwoody Police Department reportedly responded to calls that more than 15 vehicles had abruptly come to a stop on the busy motorway.

“The armoured car crew said the side door came open while they were driving and money spilled out onto 285,” police said in a statement.

“Officers and the truck crew gathered a few hundred dollars that was still there when officers arrived, but plenty was taken.”

However, they remain optimistic that they will find the culprits.

“We have plenty of social media video, some of which seems to have tag numbers, to follow up on, but we really want people to come in, turn in the money and go on about their life without worrying about when the police are coming to find them,” Sergeant Robert Parsons said.

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One man allegedly handed in $3000 worth of cash, while another turned in over $700.

“If the money is turned in, we will not criminally charge those who do the right thing,” Sergeant Parsons said.

Those who fail to return the money could face theft charges, which could eventuate into something more serious depending on the amount.

(Source: CNN/9News)