Atlanta Freeway Has Just Collapsed
Disturbing images are now coming out of Atlanta, Georgia. I-85 has collapsed due to a fire which was reportedly burning below.
Details are emerging now.
The bridge on I-85 northbound just south of Ga. 400 near Piedmont Road collapsed about 7 p.m., Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said.
No injuries to motorists or first responders were reported.
“We do have the fire under control,” Stafford said.
Route 27: Due to Interstate Fire: Buses are experiencing heavy delays due to road closure & re-routes.
— MARTA (@MARTASERVICE) March 31, 2017
Capt. Mark Perry of the Georgia State Patrol said terrorism is not suspected, but they don’t know what started the fire. At first they thought it was a car burning, but later said it could have been something else, Perry said.
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Troopers based in Atlanta were working about 7:45 p.m. to get cars on the interstate turned around.
Michael Brooks, 43, was heading home on I-85 when he saw the smoke.
“I thought it was a terrible wreck. Vehicles stopped suddenly,” said Brooks, who works at CNN.
JUST IN: A viewer sent us this photo of the fire as it started underneath I-85. It has now caused part of the road to collapse. Live on CH 2 pic.twitter.com/7VjGyAfedR
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) March 30, 2017
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.