I-285 in Cobb County shut down due to tractor trailer accident

The Northbound lanes on I-285 at Paces Ferry in Cobb County are shut down following a traffic accident involving a tractor trailer early Friday afternoon.

SKY FOX 5 flew over the scene where traffic could be seen delayed for miles.

The crash involved four vehicles, three tractor trailers and one Toyota Corolla, according to Georgia DOT.

Officials told FOX 5, the crash was caused because one of the tractor trailer drivers was following another tractor trailer to closely and ran into the back of the tractor trailer, creating a chain reaction. The crash caused the third tractor trailer to be hit, which then pushed into the back of the Toyota Corolla. 

One of the tractor trailer drivers was able to escape after being trapped for some time, while another driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

First responders are on scene working to clear the scene. 

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and use an alternative route if possible. 

No word on when lanes will reopen.