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.

» RELATED: 5 things to know about the fiery I-85 bridge collapse 

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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