Massive fire collapses part of I-85 in Atlanta
A section of US Interstate 85 in north Atlanta collapsed Thursday after a massive fire, local officials confirmed.
The area is northeast of downtown Atlanta, along the northbound lanes near Piedmont Road. Black smoke could be seen for miles. The road has been closed. There is no indication how the fire started.
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WSB in Atlanta reports witnesses said troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity. Minutes later, the bridge collapsed.
No injuries were reported.
The highway will be closed for the foreseeable future, officials said.
Aerial video shows collapsed portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta as crews battle massive fire underneath highway. https://t.co/70LklA4zrj pic.twitter.com/pEGh2d0jpE-- ABC News (@ABC) March 31, 2017
Massive fire collapses portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta, causing major traffic delays. No injuries reported. https://t.co/qMaglLp8rK pic.twitter.com/TND39DdDim-- ABC News (@ABC) March 31, 2017
Here's a view of the section of US Interstate 85 in north Atlanta that collapsed after a massive fire https://t.co/SjeU0ttQbl pic.twitter.com/vaN6AFoJtV-- CNN (@CNN) March 30, 2017
Massive Fire 85 N Bound. Witnesses say Troopers turning all cars around witnesses say concern about integrity of bridge live on @wsbtv now pic.twitter.com/CjFqRXROKI-- Liz Artz (@LizArtzWSB) March 30, 2017