Interstate 20 Remains Closed West Of Atlanta

6:47 AM, Sep 23, 2009   |    comments
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ATLANTA - I-20 remains closed Wednesday morning between Thornton Road in Douglas County and Fulton Industrial Blvd. in Fulton County.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says unfortunately Sweetwater Creek has not receded sufficiently to open I-20. The department says motorists taking detours can expect delays exceeding 4 hours.

The primary alternate route this morning for eastbound I-20:

Exit 11 US 27/SR 1 North to SR 120 East in Buchanan SR 120 East to US 278/SR 120/SR 6 east in Dallas US 278/ SR 120/SR 6 to SR 120 east to Marietta SR 120 loop to I-75 in Marietta

I-20 Westbound:

Take I-85 south to Exit 47 - SR 34 Newnan SR 34 west to US 27ALT/SR 16 north US 27ALT/SR 16 north to SR 166 Bypass east in Carrollton SR 166 Bypass east to US 27/SR 1 North US 27/SR 1 north to I-20 Exit 11 Bremen

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather.

Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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