WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: MARTA having technical issues due to disabled train


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Thursday night: Low: 70

Friday: High: 89

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Showers haven’t hit metro Atlanta yet, but Channel 2 Action News says a few storm systems are on their way from Alabama into west Georgia.

If you’re a MARTA rider, the oncoming rain might not be the only bad news.

MARTA is experiencing technical issues on the Gold and Red southbound lines between the Lenox and Lindbergh stations due to a disabled train, although they remain open.

Passengers were moved to another train and rail control was working to tow the disabled train out of the way, MARTA spokeswoman Stephany Fisher said.

“They are single-tracking around it for now so service continues, but with some delays,” she said. “Hope to have it out of the way and resume regular tracking in less than 30 minutes.”

It wasn’t a great morning for Atlanta traffic, and the afternoon commute is looking like an average, congestion-filled drive. 

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It’s particularly slow going northbound on the Downtown Connector and across the Northern Perimeter, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

Emergency responders work to clear a crash on I-85 North at Riverdale Road that temporarily shut down all lanes of the interstate. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

I-75 South is moving very slowly after a rollover crash was cleared in Cobb County, the Traffic Center reported.


Also in Cobb, utility work will impact the afternoon commute on Bells Ferry Road southbound near Barrett Parkway.


Metro Atlanta is dry right now, according to Channel 2, but light pockets of rain could pop up sporadically.

It’s possible rain could affect the Braves’ game against the San Diego Padres at SunTrust Park at 7:35 p.m. Fans should plan accordingly and expect some extra traffic.

Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns predicts metro Atlanta will experience dry mornings and scattered storms in the afternoon for the rest of June, warming up for what’s to come in July.

“Then we get into our rainy season,” Burns said. “Yes, July — our wettest month of the year.”


Over the weekend, Saturday has a 40 percent chance of scattered afternoon storms, but the rain chance diminishes to 20 percent for Father’s Day. Monday should be hot and mainly dry as the 20 percent chance holds over into next week.


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