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Traffic heading east on I-285 at Paces Ferry Road was at a dead stop, and drivers clogged side streets at exits as they looked for alternative routes. CHRIS QUINN / CQUINN@AJC.COM

Traffic heading east on I-285 at Paces Ferry Road was at a dead stop, and drivers clogged side streets at exits as they looked for alternative routes. CHRIS QUINN / CQUINN@AJC.COM

All eastbound lanes of I-285 at New Northside Drive have reopened following a fatal pedestrian accident that temporarily shut down the interstate for about four hours Friday, according to Mark Arum with the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

The interstate had been closed since 4:40 a.m.

Big jams remain, Arum said.

Additional coverage: I-285 eastbound reopened 4 hours after pedestrian fatality


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