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I-75 accident in Cobb completely blocks northbound lanes

Northbound traffic on I-75 in Cobb County has come to a standstill after a major accident involving multiple vehicles and a tractor-trailer that caught fire.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Northbound traffic on I-75 in Cobb County is jammed after a major accident involving two tractor trailers and two other vehicles.

The crash happened just past the Barrett Parkway exit.

Cobb County said one tractor trailer was totally destroyed when it caught on fire and the other was heavily damaged by that fire.

Two people were taken to the hospital, one has serious injuries, according to officials.

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that due to the extent of the accident, motorists can expect long waits unless they find an alternate route.

Police are already on the scene preventing northbound traffic near the area from entering the interstate. As a result, Barrett Parkway is also showing backups in both directions where it crosses I-75.

Check back for updates as they become available.

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