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    I-85 collapse: Major north-south artery closed as spring break travel kicks off


    Flames rise Thursday evening along an elevated stretch of Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta.


    Atlanta (CNN)Drivers in one of the nation's most congested cities faced a jarring new reality Friday as they were forced to game out how to get around a collapsed portion of Atlanta's Interstate 85 -- one of the Southeast's major north-south arteries.

    A mysterious fire collapsed part of I-85 northbound Thursday evening -- injuring no one -- and also damaged the southbound portion, forcing the closure of all five lanes in each direction for the foreseeable future.

    The shutdown likely sets the city up for traffic headaches for months after creating navigation hell Thursday with jams that extended five miles or more and stranded motorists for hours.

    more I-85 collapse will be a traffic headache for months - CNN.com

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    Piedmont will be a disaster for months.

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    Like the Thai-Belgian bridge? All the stuff pilled underneath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Like the Thai-Belgian bridge? All the stuff pilled underneath?
    I-85 is a major interstate running through Atlanta. Storage lot under the expressway. 3 arson suspects arrested.

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    I wonder what were they storing...napalm ?

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    in an area used "as a storage location for construction materials, equipment and supplies. The site was a secured area containing materials such as PVC piping, which is a stable, noncombustible material."
    Obviously not.

    but the plastic materials stored under the bridge played a factor in the high temperature.
    Here's the start.


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    ^ They should've put it out instead of taking pics...

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    Strange story.

    Strange.

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    Yeah, seems a tactical terrorist strike...From "runaway lorries" to severing transportation "arteries"...

    Communication systems will give the Buffalo Board a break...

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