Vehicle Wreck, Fuel Spill Closes Interstate 285 in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wsbradio.com, a vehicle wreck and fuel spill closed part of Interstate 285 in Atlanta, Georgia. Limited information regarding the accident has been released at this time, and no one involved in the collision has yet been identified by investigators.*
According to the Atlanta Fire Department and WSB, a vehicle wreck that occurred on I-285 in Atlanta caused all of the southbound lanes to close down at approximately noon. This took place near the exit to Interstate 20 on I-285 South.
It is unclear what caused the accident or how many vehicles were involved. Authorities did not immediately report any vehicle descriptions or identify the circumstances leading to the incident. Responding officials also did not say whether anyone was injured.
Following the accident, a significant amount of fuel spilled onto the interstate, according to WSB and Atlanta Fire. The spill caused all of the southbound lanes to be shut down to address cleanup. Officials called in a HazMat team to clean up the fuel and clear the area.
Traffic on the interstate was blocked for about an hour during this time, and the interstate was reopened around 1 p.m. that day. The accident is still under investigation, and authorities had not released further information at the time the report from WSB was published online.
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