11 Alive reported Monday on a major accident on the north side of Atlanta’s Interstate 285 perimeter highway that involved seventeen vehicles.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the incident took place in the eastbound lanes of I-285 near the New Northside Drive/Powers Ferry Road exits and caused massive disruptions to traffic for a sustained period. This led to traffic advisories advising motorists to find alternate routes and avoid the busy stretch of highway, which is heavily traveled and congested even in normal traffic flow.
All lanes were blocked initially, but authorities restored lanes as soon as they could clear vehicles from them to reopen the road. However, the backlog of traffic reportedly stretched all the way to South Cobb Drive, seven miles away from the accident, and took a good deal of time to clear even once authorities began to reopen lanes around 5:30 p.m., the time in which rush hour traffic traditionally peaks on the busy thoroughfare.
Other than a tweet from Sandy Springs Police Department, there have been no official reports of the accident’s cause or the number of people injured in the accident.
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