All southbound lanes of I-675 were closed for more than two hours before authorities began reopening lanes at 7:15 a.m. Friday.

I-675 shut down for more than 2 hours after tractor-trailer fire

Authorities reopened all southbound lanes of I-675 more than two hours after a tractor-trailer fire shut down the interstate Friday morning.

The lanes were reopened at Ga. 42 at 7:30 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. A diversion at Ellenwood Road is no longer in place. 


The interstate was shut down about 5 a.m. when a tractor-trailer went up in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished, but all southbound lanes remained closed while authorities completed a crash investigation, the Traffic Center reported.

Before the diversion was put in place, some Southside commuters sat in the 2-mile backup for more than an hour, traffic reporter Mark Arum said. Northbound traffic was not impacted by the closure. 


The reason for the delayed reopening is not clear. Arum said it was likely the tractor-trailer was carrying a combustible material.

Crews worked to clean up the charred vehicle and investigate the fire on the side of I-675 in Clayton County.

No one was injured by the blaze, according to Clayton County police. 


No further details about the incident were released.

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