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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: I-285 reopened after 2 crashes shut down all lanes

All lanes blocked on I-285 east at Flat Shoals Rd
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 7:47 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - All lanes on I-285 EB and I-285 SB are blocked off after two crashes were reported Monday morning.

Fire crews responded to the first crash on I-285 EB at Flat Shoals Road at approximately 4:45 a.m. By 7 a.m. flames could still be seen emanating from the tractor-trailer. It is unclear how many vehicles were involved.

Traffic is currently being diverted to Flat Shoals Road which will take you to Candler Road and then onto I-20 EB.

Investigators are also on scene of a crash on I-285 SB at Glenwood Road in DeKalb County. Police confirm one person is dead. Crews are working to clear the scene.