3 arrested in connection to fire that caused I-85 collapse

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ATLANTA (CBS46) — CBS46 has confirmed that three people were arrested in connection to the major fire that caused I-85 to collapse in Atlanta Thursday.

Officials said it will take “several months” to repair the 700-feet of the roadway overpass that fell after a major fire started from currently unknown causes.

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MARTA said that despite a 25 percent increase in ridership within hours, their services are handling the spike “extraordinarily well.” They are also offering special commuting services–in direct response to the incident–throughout the end of next week.

Read more from our CBS partners at WGCL CBS 46 in Atlanta.