Drivers on the Interstate 285 ramp to Interstate 85 in Dekalb County are experiencing “huge” delays after a crash involving two dump trucks and a tractor trailer shut down the roadway.
GRIDLOCK RED ALERT: Only one far left lane open with two dump trucks and a tractor trailer involved in a serious crash with a person trapped in a vehicle I-285 EB ramp to I-85 NB in DeKalb Co. Solid delays through Doraville. Use GA 400 SB to I-85 NB. #11alive pic.twitter.com/ytZzJ5GURW— TrafficTrackers (@11AliveTraffic) April 12, 2022
The accident happened in the early morning of April 12th. No fatalities were reported, but one person was reportedly trapped inside of one of the vehicles and injuries sustained in the wreck were described as significant.
The nightmare continues from Dunwoody through Doraville with only a far left lane open I-285 EB at I-85 NB i DeKalb Co. We're seeing backups reaching towards Ashford Dunwoody Rd. USe GA 400 Sb to I-85 NB and return. #11alive pic.twitter.com/T8HwRInXnl— TrafficTrackers (@11AliveTraffic) April 12, 2022
At 6:50 a.m. authorities told 11 Alive News that major backups should be expected to continue for some time. Only one far left lane was open on I-285 eastbound at I-85 northbound at Dunwoody through Doraville for nearly two hours.
As of 8:30 a.m. all lanes were reopened, but “huge” backups remained in the area. Drivers are encouraged to use GA 400 Sb to I-85 NB as an alternate route.