Atlanta gets worse: Truck traffic on I-20 WB now being diverted

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Updated Apr 23, 2017

Truckers traveling through Atlanta on I-20 westbound will be diverted after a section of the Interstate buckling Monday morning.

According to local news station WSB-TV, the buckling occurred southeast of Atlanta in the HOV lane between the exit for Flat Shoals Road and the Gresham Road overpass. Police say the buckling was caused by a natural gas leak.

WSB says drivers headed west can exit onto Flat Shoals Road and use Cook Road get back to I-20 on Gresham Road.

As of 12:30 p.m. Eastern, a repair timetable has yet to be discussed. Truckers are already dealing with increased traffic around Atlanta because of a bridge collapse on I-85 in the city that will not be repaired until at least mid-to-late May.