ATLANTA — A fiery fatal wreck that involved "more than a dozen" vehicles and left lanes of I-75 in Cobb County closed for hours has been cleared.
Lanes of the interstate were reopened and traffic was flowing just before 7 p.m. Travel had been shut down since 11:30 a.m.
It was around that time when Georgia Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed the fire raging in the immediate aftermath of the accident, before it appeared to be largely suppressed a little before noon.
Originally only the I-75 northbound lanes were closed, but around 12:30 p.m. lanes along I-75 South were also closed.
At about 1:30 p.m., Cobb County Police said I-75 North could remain closed for another six-plus hours "as Cobb Police and @cobbcountyfire and additional resources work to investigate and clear the scene."
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Southbound lanes of I-75 were later reopened, but Crash reported that they were slow-moving because of onlooker delays.
In a tweet, the county said the closure could last "into the evening rush hour," with traffic being diverted to I-575.
The crash happened just before Chastain Road before 11:30 a.m.
Cobb County Police said it is a fatal wreck, but it is not immediately clear how many fatalities may have occurred.