Delta aware of traffic problems after fiery I-85 collapse, working to accommodate passengers

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Delta aware of traffic problems after fiery I-85 collapse, working to accommodate passengers

Around 7 p.m. Thursday, crews were battling a massive fire on I-85 northbound just south of Ga. 400 when a section of the highway collapsed, officials said.

Fire officials extinguished it on Thursday night after it burned for more than an hour, fire officials said.

Delta Air Lines said it will “work with customers on a case by case basis to accommodate them if they’re running late as a result of any ensuing traffic issues.”

The Atlanta-based airline also said it encourages its employees to monitor traffic reports and “use their best judgment in safely commuting to their jobs,” adding that many employees have “operation-critical roles at Hartsfield-Jackson,” according to spokesman Morgan Durrant.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday evening warned people to allow extra time heading southbound or to take MARTA.

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