Accident Blocks All Lanes of I-520 West in Augusta, Georgia

January 10, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA. – A vehicle accident on the afternoon of January 7 blocked all lanes of Interstate 520 West in Augusta, Georgia, according to an online news report from Very little information about the wreck has been reported at this time, and officials are still investigating.*

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on January 7, the Georgia Department of Transportation issued an alert regarding a wreck on I-520 West in Augusta. The alert warned drivers that all westbound lanes on the interstate were blocked at the time because of the accident. 

Officials said the accident involved only one vehicle, but they did not identify the make or model of the vehicle. No information was reported about how the accident occurred or the nature of the collision. Reports also did not indicate whether anyone in the vehicle or outside of the vehicle was injured. The Richmond County dispatch was able to confirm that it was a single-vehicle wreck but could not provide additional information. 

For about three hours, the lanes on I-520 west remained blocked. During that time, traffic backed up significantly in the area, and officials urged drivers to try to avoid the area and find alternate routes to their destinations. Vehicles exiting also caused delays inside Augusta. 

Before 5 p.m. and the beginning of the large weekday rush hour, emergency crews had cleared the wreck, and all lanes were reopened. Traffic was expected to resume to its normal flow at that time. Authorities in Augusta and Richmond County, Georgia, are still investigating this crash and have not reported additional information at this time. 

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