WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Wrecks add to delays caused by construction, fire


Wednesday: High: 73

Wednesday night: Low: 52

Thursday: High: 71

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There are a litany of things delaying traffic in metro Atlanta during the evening commute, but wrecks keep piling up and slowing cars down, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

The left lane of Ga. 400 North is closed at Holcomb Bridge Road after all lanes were briefly blocked, according to the Traffic Center.


In Clayton County, a wreck is blocking the right lane of I-75 South at Ga. 19, causing delays back to I-285, the Traffic Center reported.


The biggest traffic issue was an apartment fire in DeKalb County, where smoke blocked part of Buford Highway between Corporate Boulevard and North Cliff Valley Way, Brookhaven police said. All lanes reopened by 6:30 p.m.

RELATED: Fire breaks out at apartment complex on Buford Highway, blocks road

There are also a few construction crews on metro roads, taking advantage of the dry conditions.

In Buckhead, roadwork is blocking one northbound lane at Peachtree and Pharr roads, the Traffic Center reported.


Sunshine broke through the clouds this afternoon, according to Channel 2 Action News. Cooler air is settling in on the other side of a cold front, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said. Atlanta started the day 6 degrees cooler than Tuesday.

“We’ve got this cold front that’s coming through North Georgia,” he said. “It’s spilling clouds and showers in our direction. Lots of Pacific moisture riding up and over this front ... this moisture is giving us some showers here in North Georgia this morning.”

Temperatures hit a high of 74 degrees, which is about average for this time of year.

Even colder air is expected overnight Wednesday, making for a chilly Thursday morning with expected lows in the 40s and low 50s. By then, North Georgia should be free of rain for a few days before another cold front brings more widespread showers Saturday morning, Monahan said.

“Find that jacket now,” he said. “... Summertime? It’s gone.”


The coldest air of the season is coming Sunday morning on the other side of the second front, Monahan said.


Temperatures should dip into the mid-40s.

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