A portion of the scaffolding hit power lines, which caused an electrical explosion and car fire, Atlanta Fire Rescue said in a Twitter post.
“It looks like some items fell off a building that hit some power lines,” Stafford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Firefighters are on the scene working to secure the dangling platform.
There are no reports of anyone being injured, he said.
Atlanta police have shut down all lanes at the intersection of 14th Street and West Peachtree Street. Drivers are urged to find an alternative route.
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