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All lanes reopen after I-85 South Fairburn-area wreck

Fairburn Police said the wreck involved five injuries, required four medical transports and left three of the injured people in very serious condition.

FAIRBURN, Ga. — UPDATE (1:40 p.m.): Traffic cameras show two left lanes have been open, with cars slowly starting to move through those open lanes.

UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): The interstate, which has been closed for roughly three hours, appears close to reopening:

Original story below

A wreck involving a tractor trailer, garbage truck and other vehicles will have Interstate 85 south closed for an extended period on Wednesday.

Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency said the closure could go longer than two hours. EMA sent that alert out at 10:20 a.m., meaning the closure could last well past noon. As of 12:45 p.m., it was still closed.

Fairburn Police said the wreck involved five injuries, required four medical transports and left three of the injured people in very serious condition.

It happened just before Senoia Road.

A Georgia Department of Transportation alert said: "There is a major accident involving a tractor trailer on I-85 Southbound before SR 74/Senoia Rd (Exit 61) in Fulton County. All lanes are blocked at this time.  Emergency responders are on scene working to reopen lanes, there is no estimated time of clearance, and all motorists traveling in this direction are advised to use alternate routes or give extra time for travel."

How to get around it

Anyone looking to travel south through the area can either get off I-85 at Jonesboro Rd. and take Oakley Industrial Blvd. south to get around things back at Senoia Rd., or you could take Flat Shoals Rd. to Hwy. 29/NW Broad St. and go through Fairburn, getting back on via Fairburn Industrial Blvd.

   

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