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All lanes open from I-285 EB to I-75 NB following truck fire

4:47 PM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
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Photo Gallery: I-285 tractor trailer fire

Video: Truck fire blocks I-285 and I-75 during morning rush

(Julie Wolfe, 11Alive News)

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Lanes are clear after a tractor trailer crashed and burst into flames on the ramp from I-285 eastbound to I-75 northbound at around 5 a.m. Monday.

Earlier on Monday, police closed that ramp as well as the ramp from I-285 westbound to I-75 southbound in Cobb County. This ramp is above the ramp where the truck crashed and burned.

GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale said the bridge has been inspected and everything is fine.

Police say the driver, 54-year-old Hanson Tunsil of Jacksonville, Fla., has a broken arm. An unnamed passenger was also injured. Both people were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

Alternate routes

Motorists on northbound I-285 were advised to take Paces Ferry Road east to US 41 and to get on I-75 at Cumberland Boulevard.

Travelers coming westbound on I-285 were told to exit at Powers Ferry Road and take that to Windy Hill Road or Delk Road before coming back to enter I-75 northbound.

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