WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Interstate jams expected as holiday weekend ends


Monday: High: 90

Monday night: Low: 73

Tuesday: High: 88

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The end of Labor Day weekend, like the start, means traffic problems in metro Atlanta.

“The rush to get out of town, or into town, whichever it was for you, did not begin well on Friday,” said Ashley Frasca, traffic reporter for Channel 2 Action News.

“I-75 in Henry County was shut down for hours with a southbound crash in McDonough. And southbound into downtown for all of the weekend activities was a nightmare.”

The hope, Frasca said, is that Monday will be much easier. Look for the heaviest traffic in the afternoon through Henry County on I-75 North.

“Many who hit the beach this weekend use that as the main artery back into Atlanta,” she said. “And the Downtown Connector may pack in as well.”

She recommends I-285 on the east and west sides of town to avoid the downtown crowds

Also, there still are plenty of activities, and potential traffic problems, left for the actual holiday.

Dragon Con runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown, and Atlanta Black Pride Weekend continues at Piedmont Park. Also, the Atlanta Braves will host the Boston Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. at SunTrust Park in Cobb County.

Monday’s weather should be much like the rest of the holiday weekend.

Rain chances will be low, said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls, with the figure at 20 percent.

The high temp is expected to be 90, a few degrees above the norm.

The five-day weather outlook for metro Atlanta. (Channel 2 Action News)

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