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Lanes reopen on I-285/Ga. 400 after tractor trailer crash on bridge
Heavy delays remain
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Atlanta traffic at 2 p.m. Friday, showing I-285 east and Ga. 400 north shut down. - photo by FCN

***UPDATE: All lanes have been reopened, but delays are heavy and the exit ramp from I-285 east to Ga. 400 north remains closed, according to Atlanta media reports.


ATLANTA – Forsyth County and north metro Atlanta commuters may want to rethink their Friday afternoon routes as all lanes heading north on Ga. 400 and east on I-285 in Sandy Springs remain closed after two tractor trailers collided and fell off the bridge at the interchange just before noon.

The Georgia Department of Transportation issued a statement shortly after noon saying all lanes are closed and to avoid the area, according to the Associated Press.

According to the Sandy Springs Police Department, Ga. 400 northbound lanes have been closed at the Lenox exit in Atlanta.

Multiple media outlets are reporting the roadways – some of the busiest in Atlanta and an artery to north metro – may be closed for hours.

Eastbound motorists on I-285 were being rerouted onto Ga. 400 southbound, according to the AJC.

When two tractor trailers collided about 11:45 a.m. Friday, a Publix truck fell off the bridge, landing upside down across the Ga. 400 roadway, according to Channel 2 and witness photos.

The other truck, carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline, slid on its side down the embankment.

The fuel has reportedly been contained.

Channel 2 reported both drivers were briefly trapped in their vehicle but were rescued without suffering life threatening injuries. At least one other driver was injured in the wreck.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.