Debris from hit-and-run on I-20 leads to extreme delays downtown

Debris that scattered across the westbound lanes of I-20 after a hit-and-run crash caused extreme traffic delays through downtown Atlanta during Tuesday’s morning commute.

The incident happened shortly after 5 a.m. at the junction with the Downtown Connector, and I-20 West was shut down soon after, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. While all lanes reopened around 7:15 a.m., residual delays continued all morning.

Atlanta police said no injuries were reported as a result of the wreck. No further details were released.

At the height of the delays, traffic along I-20 West was backing up into East Atlanta. The northbound connector also was heavily affected, with delays stretching back into the Sylvan Hills neighborhood at one point.

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