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Heavy rain causes flooding, multiple wrecks on metro highways

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ATLANTA — Rain and storms that moved through metro Atlanta early Wednesday morning is having lingering impacts for drivers on area highways.

11Alive is closely monitoring the conditions on the road in order to get you to where you need to go safe.

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Live Updates

8:30 a.m. | The jackknife tractor trailer has been cleared. 

7:45 a.m. | All lanes of I-75 NB are back open after an earlier crash had it closed for more than an hour near Howell Mill Road. 

7:40 a.m. | A wreck in the HOV lane on I-85 southbound before Chamblee Tucker Road has traffic backed up to Pleasantdale Road. 

7:20 a.m. | Cherokee Street from Main Street to Big Shanty Drive in Kennesaw is closed due to a railroad crossing malfunction. 

7:10 a.m. | A jackknife tractor trailer has all lanes blocked on I-285 WB at Riverdale Road. 

6:55 a.m. | I-75 NB continues to be completely shut down just past Howell Mill Road getting out of Midtown. Drivers should use Northside Drive as an alternate. 

6:45 a.m. | A wreck continues to have multiple lanes blocked on I-285 WB at Ashford Dunwoody Road causing delays back to Buford Highway. 

6:30 a.m. | Only two right lanes are getting by on I-85 southbound at Camp Creek Parkway.

6:30 a.m. | Watch a live feed of metro Atlanta traffic cameras from the Georgia Dept. of Transportation. 

6:20 a.m. | All northbound lanes of I-75 are blocked just past Howell Mill Road. Use Highway 41 as an alternate. 

6:15 a.m. | A wreck has been reported along the westbound lanes of I-285 at Ashford Dunwoody Road.

5:55 a.m. | All lanes are blocked at I-285 NB near Bolton Road on the west side perimeter. Use I-75/85 north through downtown as an alternate. 

5:43 a.m. | Flooding has been spotted on I-75 North, just south of Peachtree Battle Avenue.

5:33 a.m. | A wreck has been spotted in the left lane I-285 SB past I-20 in DeKalb County. 

5:27 a.m. | A left lane of I-75/85 SB past Williams Street is blocked due to a vehicle that spun out.

5:08 a.m. | Flooding has been spotted on I-85 SB at Jimmy Carter Blvd. 

5:00 a.m. | A wreck and flooding has been spotted on I-75 SB at West Paces Ferry Road. Two right lane blocked. 

4:54 a.m. | A wreck at I-285 WB before Bouldercrest Road is blocking two right lanes. 

4:52 a.m. | Wreck at at I-75 NB at Mount Zion Blvd has been cleared.

4:45 a.m. | Flooding has been reported on parts of I-75 at Moores Mill Road.

4:35 a.m. | A wreck on I-75 SB past I-575 is blocking a left lane. 

4:17 a.m. | Only one far left lane is open at I-75 NB at Mount Zion Blvd. 

4:08 a.m. | All lanes are blocked on I-75/85 SB at University Avenue. Use Metropolitan Pkwy. or the perimeter as an alternate. 

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