W have an UPDATE on the situation in Atlanta. Earlier today a portion of I-85 collapsed causing ALL lanes to be BLOCKED and a fire had broken out creating MASSIVE clouds of black smoke to engulf the city!
The massive blaze that was burning underneath I-85 NB near Piedmont Road has shut down several roads in northeast Atlanta.
I-85 overpass collapses due to fire
No reported injuries
I-85 S re-opened, major delays remain
GDOT says there is no timeline on when the bridge will be fixed
Witnesses say troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity. Minutes later, the bridge collapsed.
The fire department says the fire is under control and no firefighters were injured.
UPDATE: Tomorrow, March 31, Atlanta schools will operate on a normal schedule. State & City offices will have a delayed opening of 10:00am.— Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) March 31, 2017
Motorists are scrambling to find alternate routes!
Right now: A look at the gridlock along Cheshire Bridge Road near Piedmont. Some drivers bailing from cars to walk home. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/h2sDPbIgWS— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) March 31, 2017
To avoid DELAYS, MARTA is SMARTER!
MARTA CEO says extended service for the coming weekend and possibly beyond. #atlantafire— Justin Farmer (@JustinFarmerWSB) March 31, 2017
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