DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - Downed power lines caused a major traffic headache for drivers as they blocked nearly all lanes on I-20 in Douglas County on Tuesday afternoon.
The lines were down between Chapel Hill Road and Bill Arp Road around 1:40 p.m., according to Triple Team Traffic. NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene, where it could see traffic backups for miles.
RED ALERT: Douglas Co.: Power Lines Across the Road: I-20/eb btw. Chapel Hill Rd. (exit 36) and SR-5/Bill Arp Rd. (exit 34) All Lanes are Blocked and only one lane is open on I-20/wb, Avoid. Use 78, Heavy Back Ups. https://t.co/tvj0hkcNjI #ATLtraffic pic.twitter.com/8xBrU5Iz2c— WSB Radio (@wsbradio) April 16, 2019
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Officials originally told Channel 2's Nicole Carr it could take hours for crews to reopen the lanes. But they were able to get the interstate back open just before 3:30 p.m.
One of the fire officials told Carr there were no reports of power outages or injuries.
Carr learned that Georgia Power crews will return to the site around midnight to finish the repairs. The cause of the downed poles is unknown at this time.
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