The explosions are a part of ongoing construction in the area.
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TRAFFIC ALERT: GDOT warns of ‘controlled blasts’ along I-285 in Sandy Springs

If you feel the ground shaking beneath you in Sandy Springs Monday afternoon, don’t panic. 

The Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting a series of controlled blasts along I-285 eastbound between the Perimeter Center Parkway overpass and Ashford Dunwoody Road, the city of Sandy Springs said in a statement. 

The controlled explosions are a part of ongoing construction in the area. 

The blasts will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday if weather permits. 

“Additional controlled blasts will occur Monday through Friday during the daytime three times a week until the end of March 2020,” the city said. 

Perimeter Center Parkway will be blocked from Lake Hearn Drive to Hammond Drive during the blasting operation. 

Traffic on I-285 near Perimeter Center Parkway will be paced in both directions, officials said. Pacing for eastbound traffic will occur from Roswell Road, and pacing in westbound lanes stretch to Chamblee Dunwoody Road. 

In other news: 

Meteorologist Eboni Deon has your Sunday morning weather foreast.

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