And the traffic backups, according to Channel 2 Action News, could last for as many as eight hours.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation website, all lanes in both directions are shut down.
Eastbound I-285 traffic is being diverted at exit No. 29 (Ashford Dunwoody Road). Motorists can re-enter the interstate at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Traffic on westbound I-285 is closed at exit No. 34 (Chamblee Tucker Road). Westbound motorists can re-enter at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
Those who are already traveling on southbound I-85 should use northbound Ga. 400 as a detour and motorists who are already traveling on southbound Ga. 400 should use northbound I-85 as a detour.