Vice President Kamala Harris landed in Atlanta early Tuesday afternoon and was gone a few hours later following several blockades as she traveled between Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and downtown.

I-85, I-75 and I-20, along with Langford Parkway, were temporarily closed around 12:50 p.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. All lanes quickly reopened just after 1 p.m.

Harris wrapped up her visit and left around 5 p.m. Lane closures and delays took place along the same interstates, as the motorcade made its way from downtown Atlanta and back to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the traffic center reported.

Vice President Kamala Harris left Atlanta on Tuesday after she held a conversation with hip-hop star Quavo at his summit to stop gun violence and attended a Juneteenth Block Party campaign event.


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Harris was in the city for the second time in the past five days to attend two events. Additional temporary road closures were in place as she made her way to the second event.

Harris arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport around 12:45 p.m. and headed to give a speech at hip-hop star Quavo’s Rocket Foundation Summit at 2 p.m., White House officials said. That event was hosted at the Carter Center. Harris then went to headline a Juneteenth Block Party near the city’s Oakland neighborhood just before 4 p.m.

Tuesday marks Harris’ fifth visit to Georgia this year.