DUNWOODY, Ga. – The Georgia Division of Transportation shut down two lanes of I-285 to examine damage after a fiery crash under the Ashford-Dunwoody bridge.
“That is an additional precaution, an additional layer that we’re taking to make sure the construction is sound,” stated spokesman Kyle Collins.
Dunwoody police say on Monday afternoon 4 automobiles had been heading west alongside I-285. One of many automobiles went round one other that was stopped in site visitors, resulting in a chain-reaction crash proper below the bridge on Ashford-Dunwoody. The tractor trailer hit a car, pushing it in opposition to the median and flipping one other automobile onto its facet.
All lanes of I-285 at Ashford-Dunwoody Street had been closed as a consequence of a crash involving a tractor-trailer that caught fireplace below the overpass on August 29, 2022. (Dunwoody Police Division)
“Luckily there was no lack of life,” Collins stated.
The crash backed up site visitors for hours.
“Clearly there was gridlock in all instructions,” Collins stated.
“It was simply terrible,” stated Jason Watkins, a driver was caught behind the mess. “A number of hours.”
GDOT tells FOX 5 that crews repaved the stretch of highway Monday evening into Tuesday morning, working to get site visitors again to regular.
Collins stated the bridge and the freeway are secure.
“We haven’t deemed any of the injury vital as of but. It if was vital we might not have site visitors on 285 below it or on Ashford-Dunwoody Street.”