The Interstate 20 WB has buckled due to gas leak near Gresham Rd, Atlanta on April 17, 2017.
Viewers sent pictures of a large, cracked bump in the HOV lane between the Flat Shoals Road exit and Gresham Road overpass.
DeKalb police initially said that the buckling was caused by a gas leak, but a Southern Company spokeswoman said the incident “was not caused by and did not involve the release of natural gas.”
Viewers say the buckling is two to three feet high.
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DeKalb County Fire Rescue said the driver of a motorcycle was critically injured after he was thrown 10 to 15 feet onto the roadway by the buckling.
All westbound lanes of the interstate have been blocked as crews work to rebuild the road.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has reopened two lanes of Interstate 20 westbound, after the interstate buckled Monday this morning.
All lanes should be back open by noontime on Tuesday.
A witness explains: “It looked like an earthquake…I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Drivers in Atlanta are still weary of local roads after a raging fire caused part of Interstate 85 to collapse just north of Piedmont Road in March.
Well it seems that the roads around Atlanta aren’t constructed that well! Keep safe!