Tractor trailer fire causes delays on I-285 EB lanes during evening commute

Photo: GDOT

Doraville police said a tractor-trailer fire slowed down the afternoon and evening commutes across the north end of the perimeter on Monday.

A photo tweeted by the Doraville Police Department around 4:19 p.m. showed the tractor trail off to the right side of busy Interstate 285 eastbound just west of the Buford Highway exit. Flames coated the left side of the trailer and could be seen shooting out from under it.

All lanes of traffic were closed while the DeKalb County firefighter worked to extinguish the blaze. 

Officials were then able to reopen to lanes of traffic by about 5:30 p.m.

The Georgia Department of Transporation said at least two lanes of traffic will be shut down through 9 p.m. as crews work to clean up, inspect, and clear the burned wreckage. The shoulder was closed for another hour or so.

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