Traffic moving again after major wreck impacted southbound lanes of I-285 in DeKalb County

Crews are addressing a major wreck that periodically shut down all southbound lanes on Interstate 285 in DeKalb County, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. 

The accident occurred just before the E Ponce de Leon Avenue and Church Street exit. GDOT reports at least three lanes and the exit ramp are now open.

Firefighters appeared to be trying to free someone from a car caught underneath a tractor-trailer. A medical helicopter responded to the scene to airlift a victim. 

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A major wreck on I-285 in DeKalb County. (FOX 5 Atlanta)

The delay has caused traffic to reduce to slow speeds or completely stop past the Interstate 85 interchange towards Buford Highway. 

GDOT estimates it will take until 7 p.m. to clear the accident and for lanes to fully re-open. 

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A major wreck on I-285 in DeKalb County.

FOX 5 Atlanta is working to learn if there are injuries.

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