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Old 03-30-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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I work on the Northside and thankful I have access to marta. Hopefully no one was hurt but it may make a case for expanded transit.
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Is there any word on the first responders? There were firefighters on scene. Lords I hope they're alright.
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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I'm so glad that no one was reportedly injured, but I'm so ticked off that my 285 morning and evening commute is now going to be ultra horrible every day for months. As if the dang stadium opening up tomorrow wasn't enough.

Now when there's massive delays at the game, Cobb/Braves can blame this bridge. Great...
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:54 PM
 
Location: n/a
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Streetview billboard is eerily prescient
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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This is the section:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8137...7i13312!8i6656

Probably something in that storage area caught fire, then the heat caused the collapse above.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:03 PM
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The biggest losers here will be people who live on the perimeter and near I20. Those near where this occurred may actually see their traffic improve for segments of the day
Wrong.

DeKalb County will be a nightmare.

When they had a gas leak near North DeKalb Mall shutting down Scott Street about 3 years ago, it gridlocked traffic for miles in every direction. Took me 2 hours to get 1 mile (I had to drive about 4 miles to get there).

Snowmaggeddon was much the same thing. I-75/I-285 intersection got clogged and it made everything worse all around.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Wow, nobody hurt. Kudos to all emergency personnel!!!

Bad times for commuters, good times for XTC Live Girls!
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Will they still use that as storage in the future? I heard that plastic conduit helped exacerbate the situation.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:04 PM
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Is there any word on the first responders? There were firefighters on scene. Lords I hope they're alright.
I've heard they are all fine.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Wrong.

DeKalb County will be a nightmare.

When they had a gas leak near North DeKalb Mall shutting down Scott Street about 3 years ago, it gridlocked traffic for miles in every direction. Took me 2 hours to get 1 mile (I had to drive about 4 miles to get there).

Snowmaggeddon was much the same thing. I-75/I-285 intersection got clogged and it made everything worse all around.
At least snowmagedon was over in a few days. This thing will take a few months.
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