The starting line of the AJC Peachtree Road Race has been broken down at Lenox Square.
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation

WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Closed roads, humid morning for AJC Peachtree Road Race


Wednesday: High: 89

Wednesday night: Low: 72

Thursday: High: 88

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

The AJC Peachtree Road Race will be having a direct effect on traffic Wednesday morning.

“Traffic is predictably light, and it takes on a different feel,” said Ashley Frasca, traffic reporter for News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB.

“Folks planning to travel through the city this morning may want to stick with the interstates.”

Use the Buford Spring Connector, Northside Drive or Piedmont Avenue, Frasca said.

Taking MARTA is a great idea, she said, but the latest update said many of their parking lots are already full.

The main thing people in Midtown on Wednesday will need to pay attention to — aside from a hearty pre-race breakfast — is the multitude of closed roadways. 


Tenth Street between Charles Allen and Monroe drives has been closed since 9:30 a.m. Monday and will remain closed through 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

Many other roads closed after midnight Tuesday, including sections of Lenox Road, Peachtree Road and Monroe Drive. For a full list of road closures, click here.

MORE: No rain expected for AJC Peachtree Road Race

As for weather, it should stay in the upper 70s to low 80s throughout the race, but the muggy morning humidity will be hot, Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

“You’ve got to make sure you’re plenty hydrated (Wednesday) morning,” Burns said.

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Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Burns said everywhere north of I-20 should remain mostly dry all day Wednesday, while the south metro Atlanta area could see about a 30 percent chance of an isolated afternoon shower or two.

About 3 p.m., the temp was at 89 degrees. And the high temperatures for the rest of the week should remain in the upper 80s.

The chance of rain will hover at 30 percent Thursday, but it’ll go up to 60 percent Friday and 70 percent Saturday, Burns said.

» For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter.

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