The Gist: A truck collided with the Mount Vernon Highway bridge around noon today, causing significant traffic delays and lane closures on both I-285 westbound and Mount Vernon Highway.
The Details: The incident led to the immediate closure of all travel lanes on Mount Vernon Highway over I-285. Additionally, four out of five westbound lanes on I-285 are currently closed. The closures are expected to last until Georgia Department of Transportation bridge inspectors can assess the structural integrity of the bridge.
By The Numbers:
- 4 out of 5 WB lanes on I-285 closed
- All lanes on Mount Vernon Highway over I-285 closed
- Estimated time of clearance: 3:30 p.m.
In Context: This incident has caused a ripple effect on the surrounding roadways. Three out of five lanes are blocked on I-285 WB at the Mount Vernon overpass due to debris, further exacerbating the traffic situation. Crews are on site working to clear the debris and manage the situation.
What’s Next: GDOT bridge inspectors are set to evaluate the infrastructure to determine when it will be safe to reopen the lanes. Until then, the closures will remain in effect, and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.