Huge section of I-85 in Atlanta collapses, delays to continue for monthsStaff Writer | March 31, 2017
A fire sparked by fibrotic cables caused an overpass on heavily traveled I-85 in Atlanta to collapse on Thursday, causing massive traffic delays that are expected to continue for weeks or months to come.
Transportation 250,000 vehicles
There were no injuries, but police closed both directions of the heavily traveled thoroughfare and it will remain that way for the foreseeable future.
The fire caused massive traffic delays Thursday and are expected to snarl traffic until repaired. The section of highway is already subject to heavy rush hour commutes.
The Georgia Department of Transportation said upwards of 250,000 vehicles drive on that section of I-85, a major north-south route through the southeastern United States. ■