Fire under I-85 in Atlanta causes section of freeway to collapse
ATLANTA -- Drivers in one of the world's most congested cities woke up to a jarring new reality Friday as they were forced to game out how to get around a collapsed portion of Atlanta's Interstate 85 -- one of the southeast's major north-south arteries. A mysterious fire collapsed an Interstate 85 northbound overpass Thursday evening -- injuring no one -- and also damaged the southbound portion, forcing the closure of all five lanes in each direction for the foreseeable future.