Atlanta Interstate Closes After Road Buckles

Construction crews work on a section of Interstate 20 West that buckled in Atlanta, Monday, April 17, 2017. Another major highway through Atlanta is closed after the fast lane buckled before splitting into several pieces, witnesses said. This latest infrastructure problem will only snarl more traffic in the congested city already complicated by the collapse of an overpass on Interstate 85, a key artery, due to an arson fire. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A portion of a westbound Atlanta interstate has closed after the road buckled on Monday, officials said.

Lanes on I-20 West between Candler and Gresham roads in DeKalb County were closed indefinitely after part of the road buckled, likely because of an issue with an underground utility installation, the Georgia Department of Transportation said in a statement.

Prior reports indicated that a gas leak caused the buckling, but a spokesperson for Southern Company said the incident did not involve the release of natural gas.

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SOURCE: TIME, Mahita Gajanan