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All lanes reopened following hours-long shutdown on I-285 EB near Flat Shoals after fatal wreck

It isn't expected to be cleared until 8 a.m., traffic officials say.

ATLANTA — Update: I-285 EB before Flat Shoals Pkwy has reopened after four hours of closure for a police investigation. 

Original story below:

Multiple lanes are closed following a fatal wreck on I-285 eastbound early Thursday morning in DeKalb County.

According to traffic officials, the crash happened on the interstate right before commuters reach the Flat Shoals exit. Now, traffic is stalled back to I-675.

Three cars were involved in the crash that claimed a person's life, authorities report.

Traffic Tracker Crash Clark said commuters can take the downtown connector north to I-20 east to avoid delays. 

The crash is expected to clear around 8 a.m.