Traffic Alert: Multi-Lane Closure on I-85 North and Southbound in Fulton County

January 2, 2024
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🚧 The Gist: A crash on I-85 North near Buford Highway in Fulton County has resulted in the closure of the HOV and left lanes. The HOV lane on I-85 Southbound is also affected.

🚗 The Details: The incident occurred at mile marker 86.1 on I-85 North. As a result, the HOV and left lanes are currently blocked, leading to significant traffic delays. The HOV lane on the southbound side is also impacted. Motorists are advised to expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

🔙 In Context: The I-85 corridor in Fulton County is a major traffic artery for the Metro Atlanta area. Incidents such as crashes often lead to significant traffic disruptions, affecting commuters and travel times.

⚠️ Why It Matters: The lane closures on this busy interstate can lead to extended travel times and congestion, affecting thousands of commuters in the Metro Atlanta area. It also raises concerns about road safety in high-traffic zones.

🔗 What You Can Do: Motorists are encouraged to check real-time traffic updates and consider alternative routes. The Georgia Department of Transportation provides updates on traffic conditions, which can be accessed at

🕒 What’s Next?: The estimated clearance time for the incident is 8:20 am. Updates on the situation and traffic conditions will continue to be available at

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