• Lanes of I-20 reopen after power lines fell across highway

    By: Nicole Carr

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    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. 


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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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