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Memorial Day traffic: Congestion reported on Atlanta interstates

Plan to sit in traffic, metro Atlanta.

By 2 p.m. Friday, bottlenecks were already reported on the Downtown Connector and other metro interstates.

According to an alert on the Georgia Department of Transportation's website , "motorists should expect heavier than normal congestion on interstates throughout" the state because of the Memorial Day weekend.

GDOT identified the Downtown Connector, both directions of I-75 through Clayton and Henry counties, northbound lanes of I-75 in Cobb County and northbound lanes of I-85 in Gwinnett County as "areas that will be especially congested.

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"Motorists should use alternate routes or allow for extra travel time to get to their destinations."

For alternate routes and updated traffic conditions, check the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center , follow the AJC WSB Traffic Center on Twitter or call 511.

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