A suspected gas leak caused a portion of a highway in Atlanta to buckle

Madeleine Sheehan Perkins
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A portion of a highway along Atlanta's westbound Interstate-20 buckled on Monday due to an underground gas leak, according to the DeKalb County Police.

The affected highway is between Gresham Road and Candler Road on I-20 westbound. Police initially shut all lanes of traffic and diverted cars to I-285, but have since re-opened some lanes in the area.

Traffic suffered after the shut down according to Google Maps.

Representatives from Department of Transportation were on the scene Monday to examine the damage.

After Monday's incident, Atlanta now only has two fully operational interstate highways — down from four.

In March, a portion of a bridge on I-85 in Atlanta collapsed due to a fire under the bridge and has remained closed since. The portion of I-85 is expected to remain closed until June and three people have been arrested in connection to the fire.

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