A massive fire underneath an Atlanta highway Thursday evening caused a bridge on I-85 northbound to collapse at about 7 p.m. (Click here for breaking news updates). While firefighters and rescue crews battled the blaze, Atlantans expressed shock on social media.
Holy shot I-85 is on fire #ATLtraffic pic.twitter.com/usmNBvUGTY— Christine (@twospleen) March 30, 2017
This is like a scene out of a movie. I-85 btw GA-400 and Brookwood. #ATLTraffic pic.twitter.com/F48Jo2cy6s— Floyd Hillman (@FloydHillman) March 30, 2017
My TL is on FIRE! I can't believe that I-85N just collapsed! The smoke is RIDICULOUS!!! Y'ALL BE SAFE IN THESE ATL STREETS! #ATLtraffic— A. Lamp (@AlexLampley) March 30, 2017
One guy on reddit took this video as he drove by the fire:
Others sent their prayers and hopes that no one would get injured.
Pray no one was injured when the highway collapsed #ATLtraffic https://t.co/RUilUDzuGA— Rickey Bevington 🎙 (@rickeybevington) March 30, 2017
Praying that everyone is safe in Georgia that was driving near/on I-85 🙏🏿— Aisha (@CadetCampbell1) March 30, 2017
85 North out of midtown just collapsed. Prayers for all first responders. #ATLtraffic https://t.co/bq9LpAP5UA— Jennifer Coffey (@jjhegwoodcoffey) March 30, 2017
The event caused widespread shock as it unfolded.
so a big chunk of 85 just collapsed. god help us all #atltraffic— Carlos R Andujar (@carlosbeans) March 30, 2017
We have a camera on Grady. View has gotten a bit lighter but still surreal as hell looking north. #ATLtraffic pic.twitter.com/xqzE1tCH92— Jarrett Smith (@Jarrett_Smith) March 30, 2017
Others, since this is social media, made jokes.
I-85 collapsed because someone was listening to Kendrick new song— Donovan Hyuga (@DonyFresh24) March 30, 2017
"Don't let the I-85 collapse distract you from the fact that the Falcons blew a 25 point lead"— Fella Fitzgerald (@BRYANEVERGREEN) March 31, 2017
According to one comment on an AJC Facebook page, there was a woman stuck on the interstate about to deliver twins.
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