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    Saturday rain showers may not rain out different events around Metro Atlanta this weekend, but they could cancel or pause different road projects around town. GDOT is planning daytime work through the weekend mainly on the I-285/GA-400 project and crews certainly will be even busier in the night time hours. The biggest events of the weekend include the Taste of Atlanta at Old Fourth Ward Park, Post Malone at State Farm Arena on Friday evening, and the Atlanta United (Saturday) and Atlanta Falcons (Sunday) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Georgia Bulldogs will also host Kentucky in Athens, which should make for delays leaving Atlanta on Hwy. 316.  *All construction is as GDOT reports it and is weather-permitting. All times, lanes blocked, and locations could change and additional projects could occur.  >> Listen to 95.5 WSB for live traffic updates all weekend, or visit the traffic page on WSBRadio.com, and download the TRIPLE TEAM TRAFFIC ALERTS Mobile App for automated audio alerts. Weekend Traffic Report:   Fulton Co.: GA-400/sb between Hammond Dr. and I-285 (Exit 4), two left lanes blocked from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Expect big delays during the day. Use Roswell Rd. or Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.  Fulton Co.: Abernathy Rd. ramp to GA-400/nb shut down from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Use Hammond Dr.  Fulton Co.: Glenridge Dr. ramp to I-285/wb (Outer Loop) shut down from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday. Use Roswell Rd.  DeKalb Co.: I-285/wb (Outer Loop) between Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 30) and Ashford Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 29), right lane blocked 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Expect some delays.  Thanks to WSB Triple Team Traffic’s Steve Winslow for compiling these weekend events:  Athens: Georgia Bulldogs play Kentucky Saturday at 6 p.m. at Sanford Stadium. Expect extra delays in Downtown Athens and on Hwy. 316 to and from the game.  Atlanta: State Farm Arena- Post Malone in Concert. Fri. 10/18, 8:00 p.m.; Carrie Underwood, “Maddie and Tae”, and Runaway June in Concert: Sat. 10/19, 7:00 p.m.  Atlanta: Mercedes-Benz Stadium- MLS Playoffs: Atlanta United vs. New England Revolution. Sat. 10/19, 1:00 p.m.; NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams. Sun. 10/20 1:00 p.m.  Atlanta: Atlanta Track Club- “PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and 5K”, from Atlantic Station, blocks Peachtree Hills Ave, Piedmont Ave., 12th St., Juniper St., W. Peachtree St. and Peachtree Rd. Sun. 10/20, 8:00 a.m. Race map.  Atlanta: Taste of Atlanta at Old Fourth Ward Park Friday night and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Parking will be tough, so take MARTA.  Atlanta: Little Five Points Halloween Parade…Expect closures late in the day Saturday along Moreland Ave. and Euclid Ave. and on surrounding roads. Take MARTA, if possible.
  • Crews will be busy on GA-400/sb in Sandy Springs and on I-75/sb in Kennesaw all weekend, as well as on portions of I-285 in the overnight hours. The Atlanta Pride Festival will draw big crowds to Piedmont Park all weekend and the parade will shut down Peachtree St. and Piedmont Ave. on Sunday afternoon. Below are some of the biggest scheduled weekend closures.  All construction is how GDOT reports it and is weather-permitting. All times, lane closures, and locations could change and additional closures may occur. Listen all weekend on 95.5 WSB and use our Triple Team Traffic Alerts App to plan your ride.   Fulton Co.: GA-400/sb n of I-285 (exit 4), two right lanes from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. There will be traffic pacing nightly and some nightly ramp closures in this corridor as well. Expect big delays and use Roswell Rd. or Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. as alternates.   Cobb Co.: Bridge Rehab…I-75/sb from Wade Green Rd. (Exit 273) to Barrett Pkwy. (Exit 269), right lane from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Use Hwy. 41 or I-575/sb as alternates.   DeKalb Co.: I-285/wb (Outer Loop) from Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 30) to Ashford Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 29), right lane from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.   Fulton Co.: Sign Work and Pacing…I-285/sb (Outer Loop) near Camp Creek Pkwy. (Exit 2), in two right lanes from 10 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday. Expect delays. Take I-85/sb to the Airport.   Henry Co.: I-75/nb/sb near Locust Grove/Bill Gardner Pkwy., up to two lanes blocked each night. Use Hwy. 42 as an alternate.   Atlanta: Atlanta Pride Weekend and Parade…Expect big crowds and many events thru Downtown and Midtown Atlanta. The Pride Festival is all day Saturday and Sunday in Piedmont Park. Sunday’s noon Pride Parade will cause closures on Peachtree St., Piedmont Ave., and other adjoining side streets between the Civic Center MARTA Station and Piedmont Park. Take MARTA.   Fulton Co.: Frances McGahee Youth Parade…Hwy. 9 shut down between Canton St. and Magnolia St. between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday. 
  • Most significant road work will take place in the overnight hours on I-285 both ways between Smyrna and the Airport, GA-400 both ways in Sandy Springs, on Abernathy Rd.’s ramp to GA-400/nb (detours in place for that), and I-75/sb in Kennesaw. See below for closures and events that will impact the daytime ride, including I-285 construction in Dunwoody, festival closures in Chamblee, Roswell, Milton, and south DeKalb, and a building implosion in Midtown on Saturday morning. *All construction is as GDOT reports it and is weather-permitting. All times, lanes blocked, and locations could change. >>Listen to 95.5 WSB for live traffic updates all weekend, or visit the traffic page on WSBRadio.com, and download the TRIPLE TEAM TRAFFIC ALERTS Mobile App for automated audio alerts. DeKalb Co.: I-285/wb (Outer Loop) from Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 30) to Ashford Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 29), right lane, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Expect moderate delays.  Atlanta: Georgia Tech and Georgia State University each have Saturday afternoon home games at 4 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. that will add to the delays on the Downtown Connector (I-75/85), I-20, and nearby roads.  Fulton Co.: Roswell Wine Fest…Hwy. 9/Alpahretta Hwy. closed from Roswell St. to Magnolia St., 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Detours in place.  DeKalb Co.: Taste of Chamblee…Peachtree Rd. shut down to thru traffic b/t Pierce Dr. at N. Peachtree Rd. for most of the day Saturday. The event is from 4-8 p.m. Take Peachtree Blvd. or New Peachtree Rd. as alternates.  Atlanta: Building Implosion…W. Peachtree St. and Spring St. each closed from 17th St. to 16th St., from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday. Take Peachtree St. as an alternate.  Fulton Co.: Crabapple Fest…Hwy. 372 shut down from Itaska Walk to Mayfield Rd. from 6:30 p.m. Friday to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Detours in place.  DeKalb Co.: Breast Cancer Awareness Walk…Flat Shoals Pkwy./eb from Woodberry Pkwy. to Snapfinger Rd., from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Take River Rd. as an alternate.
  • Two crashes — a deadly pedestrian accident and a massive multivehicle wreck — turned I-20 in Atlanta into a parking lot for three hours during the height of the Wednesday morning commute.  A man was killed after getting struck by a car while walking along I-20 near Lowery Boulevard, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee told AJC.com. Authorities said the pedestrian, identified Thursday as 37-year-old Dehaven Holmes of Decatur, tried crossing the interstate about 6:20 a.m. and was hit by a driver near the median wall.  That led to a multivehicle wreck involving six other cars as drivers tried to avoid the scene and smashed into each other, Atlanta police said. One man involved in the wreck was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after complaining of minor pain, Officer Anthony Grant said.  Both directions of I-20 were closed at Lowery Boulevard while authorities worked the crashes, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported. Westbound lanes reopened just before 8:30 a.m. Eastbound lanes reopened just before 9 a.m., according to the Traffic Center. The Georgia State Patrol is helping Atlanta police investigate the crash. 
  • Autumn arrives in Atlanta with summer temperatures, road projects and many events in tow. Watch for work overnight on I-75 to restrict lanes in both directions between Bill Gardner Parkway in Henry County (Exit 212) and SR-36 (Exit 201) in Butts County. More work zone lane restrictions are planned for I-285 at Georgia/400 in Sandy Springs during overnights and in Clayton County for I-285 ramps to I-75/Northbound (Exit 58). Expect paving work in Gwinnett and Barrow Counties along I-85 to restrict lanes between Hamilton Mill Road (Exit 120) and Highway 211 (Exit 126). Expect more traffic in Gwinnett County by Infinite Energy Arena Saturday night as Phil Collins brings his “Still Not Dead Yet” tour to Georgia. Watch delays in traffic to Alpharetta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheater this weekend as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to John Williams and his “Star Wars” musical compositions Saturday, followed by the “Godsmack” concert Sunday night. Expect some heavy traffic to downtown Atlanta Sunday with the Atlanta Falcons battling the Tennessee Titans in an NFL showdown at Mercedes -Benz Stadium, while Piedmont Park hosts the “AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run” and “Chalk Art Festival”, as “Disney on Ice” performs at State Farm Arena. The Fall Atlanta Home Show is expecting to draw big crowds to the Cobb Galleria Center all weekend, so allow for extra travel time along Cobb Parkway. Join 95.5 WSB’s Traffic Team Saturday morning, September 28th at J.P. Moseley Park in Stockbridge for the 3rd Annual Charity Disc Golf Tournament, benefitting the Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots” campaign, in memory of Captain Herb Emory! More details at our Traffic Team Events section of the traffic page. *All construction is as GDOT reports it and is weather-permitting. All times, lanes blocked, and locations could change. >>Listen to 95.5 WSB for live traffic updates all weekend, or visit the traffic page on WSBRadio.com, and download the TRIPLE TEAM TRAFFIC ALERTS Mobile App for automated audio alerts. ROAD CONSTRUCTION ZONES:  Sandy Springs: Georgia/400 North from Abernathy Rd. (Exit 5) to Northridge Road (Exit 6).  Sandy Springs: Georgia/400 North ramp to I-285/East (Exit 4A) blocked, at times, during overnight hours.  Sandy Springs/Dunwoody: I-285 East and West, between Glenridge Drive (Exit 26) and Chamblee-Dunwoody Road (Exit 30). Multiple lanes blocked during overnight hours.  Cobb Co.: I-75/North from Barrett Parkway (Exit 271) to Wade Green Road (Exit 273), right lane blocked during overnight hours.  Fulton Co.: I-285/South from I-20 (Exit 10) to MLK, Jr. Drive (Exit 9) in right lane during overnight hours.  Henry/Butts Co.: I-75/NB-SB, between SR-36 (Exit 201) to Bill Gardner Parkway (Exit 212) in two lanes, during overnight hours.  Clayton Co.: I-285/East-West exit ramps to I-75/North (Exit 58); lane restrictions all weekend.  Gwinnett Co.: I-85/North past Hamilton Mill Road (Exit 120) in one lane, during overnight hours.  Fulton Co.: I-285/North from Camp Creek Parkway (Exit 2 ) to Cascade Road, (Exit 7) and I-285/South from I-20 (Exit 10) to Cascade Road. Two lanes blocked during overnight hours.  Sandy Springs: Peachtree Dunwoody Road closed between Lake Hearn Drive and Concourse Parkway, overnights throughout the weekend.  Roswell: Holcomb Bridge Road (SR-140) from Mansell Road to Georgia/400 during overnight hours. Alternating lane restrictions.  WEEKEND EVENTS:  Atlanta: Mercedes-Benz Stadium- NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. Tennessee Titans. Sun. 9/29, 1:00 PM.  Atlanta: Symphony Hall- Adam Ant in Concert. Fri. 9/27, 8:00 PM; “A Night of Georgia Music with Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie and Chuck Leavell”. Sun. 9/29, 8;00 PM.  Atlanta: State Farm Arena- “Disney on Ice Presents: Road Trip Adventures”: Daily shows through Sun. 9/29.  Henry Co. (Stockbridge): 3rd Annual Charity Disc Golf Tournament for U.S. Marines’ “Toys for Tots” Campaign, In Memory of Captain Herb Emory. J.P. Moseley Park, Sat. 9/28, 9:00 AM.  Cobb Co.: Cobb Galleria Centre- Fall Atlanta Home Show. Fri.-Sun. 9/27-29, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, daily.  Atlanta: Georgia World Congress Center- American Heart Assoc. Metro Atlanta Heart Walk. Sat. 9/28, 8:00 AM (Yellow Lot).  Atlanta: Fox Theatre – “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical”. Multiple shows through Sun. 9/29, daily.  Atlanta: Coca-Cola Roxy- Deep Purple in Concert. Sun. 9/29, 8:00 PM.  Alpharetta: Ameris Bank Amphitheater- “Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams with the ASO”. Sat. 9/28, 8:00 PM; Godsmack in Concert: Sun. 9/29, 7:00 PM.  Gwinnett Co.: Infinite Energy Arena- Phil Collins in Concert. Sat. 9/28, 8:00 PM.  Gwinnett Co.: Infinite Energy Center- JapanFest. Sat.-Sun. 9/21-22, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.  Atlanta: Atlanta Track Club- “Atlanta Meaningful Miles/5K”, Old Fourth Ward Park, Dallas Street NE. Sat. 9/21, 8:00 AM.  Cobb Co. (Kennesaw): Atlanta Track Club- “Iron Horse 15K/5K”, Town Center Mall, Barrett Pkwy. Sun. 9/29, 7:00 AM  Cobb Co. (Austell): Atlanta Track Club- “4 Corners 5K”, Louise Suggs Memorial Park, 6040 Spring Street. Sat. 9/28, 7:00 AM  Atlanta: Atlanta Track Club- “AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run”- Piedmont Park, Sun. 9/29, 1:00 PM
  • A 16-year-old driver died Friday morning as a result of injuries sustained in a crash that killed his two siblings and critically injured his mother. Bryson Dinger was pronounced dead about 2 a.m. at Augusta University Medical Center, according to McDuffie County Coroner Foster Wylie.  He was behind the wheel Thursday morning when the family’s SUV was hit as the vehicle turned into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer in Thomson. The Georgia State Patrol determined Bryson Dinger failed to yield while turning left onto White Oak Road from Thomson Bypass, which is near Thomson High School and Thomson-McDuffie Middle School. The impact ejected Bella Dinger, 12, and Bostyn Dinger, 14, troopers said. They were pronounced dead at the scene about 7:45 a.m. Their mother, 41-year-old Tasha Daniel, who was in the front passenger seat, and Bryson were rushed to hospitals in critical condition. Daniel was still being treated Friday morning at Doctors Hospital of Augusta. It’s unclear if the tractor-trailer’s driver was injured or if charges will be filed in this case. The Dinger siblings were students in the McDuffie County School System, superintendent Mychele Rhodes told Augusta-based news station WFXG. It is not known if the family was on their way to school Thursday morning when the crash occurred. The high school and middle school canceled sports games Thursday. Students at the middle school will wear black and white Friday to honor the family, according to administration. “Please keep the family and our schools in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this most difficult and trying time,” Rhodes said in a statement provided to the news station. In other news: 
  • It’s the last official weekend of Summer for Metro Atlanta, but “Road Construction Season” continues! Lane restrictions are planned by the I-285/Georgia-400 corridor project. More road work and delays are expected in Gwinnett and Barrow Counties during overnights along I-85 between Hamilton Mill Road (Exit 120) and Highway 211 (Exit 126). Paving work along I-75 between Highway 155 (Exit 216) and SR-36 Exit 201) in Henry and Spalding Counties, and on the west side of I-285 in Atlanta are also planned for overnight hours.  Traffic to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Downtown Atlanta will grow in volume Saturday as Atlanta United hosts San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer action. Later Saturday expect more traffic to Alpharetta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheater with Kid Rock in concert, and to Atlanta Symphony Hall with the return of violin sensation Joshua Bell. Traffic by SunTrust Park will be busy all weekend with the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves hosting the San Francisco Giants, and expect a heavy flow of traffic to Athens, as the Georgia Bulldogs host Notre Dame for an epic showdown in college football Saturday evening! *All construction is as GDOT reports it and is weather-permitting. All times, lanes blocked, and locations could change. >>Listen to 95.5 WSB for live traffic updates all weekend and download the TRIPLE TEAM TRAFFIC ALERTS Mobile App for automated audio alerts. ROAD CONSTRUCTION ZONES: Sandy Springs: Georgia/400 North past Abernathy Rd. (Exit 5) to Northridge Road (Exit 6). Sandy Springs: Georgia/400 North ramp to I-285/East (Exit 4A) blocked, at times, during overnight hours. Sandy Springs/Dunwoody: I-285 East and West, between Glenridge Drive (Exit 26) and Chamblee-Dunwoody Road (Exit 30). Multiple lanes blocked during overnight hours. Cobb Co.: I-75/North at Chastain Road (Exit 271) left lane blocked during overnight hours. Fulton Co.: I-285/North from Washington Road (Exit 1) to Camp Creek Parkway (Exit 2), and Langford Pkwy. (Exit 5, Hwy. 166) to Cascade Road (Exit 7), in two lanes during overnight hours.  Fulton Co.: I-285/South near MLK, Jr. Drive (Exit 9) in right lane during overnight hours. Henry/Spalding Co.: I-75/North, before SR-16 (Exit 205) to Bill Gardner Parkway (Exit 212) in two lanes, during overnight hours. Douglas Co.: I-20/East from Hwy. 5 (Exit 34) to Fairburn Road (Exit 37) in two lanes, during overnight hours.  Gwinnett Co.: I-85/North past Hamilton Mill Road (Exit 120) in one lane, during overnight hours.  Fulton/Clayton Co.: I-285/East before the Airport Tunnel to Jonesboro Road (Exit 55) in right lanes through the weekend. Sandy Springs: Peachtree Dunwoody Road closed between Lake Hearn Drive and Concourse Parkway, overnights throughout the weekend. Roswell: Holcomb Bridge Road (SR-140) from Mansell Road to Georgia/400 during overnight hours. Alternating lane restrictions. WEEKEND EVENTS:  Atlanta: Mercedes-Benz Stadium- MLS Soccer: Atlanta United vs. San Jose Earthquakes…Sat. 9/21, 3:30 PM. Atlanta: Symphony Hall- Violin Sensation Joshua Bell Returns…Fri-Sat. 9/20-21, 8:00 PM; Sun. 9/22, 3:00 PM Cobb Co.: SunTrust Park- Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants. Fri-Sat. 9/20-21, 7:20 PM; Sun. 9/22, 1:20 PM Athens: Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium-NCAA College Football: Georgia vs. Notre Dame. Sat. 9/21, 8:00 PM Kickoff. Cobb Co.: Cobb Energy Centre- Atlanta Ballet Presents: “Love Fear Loss”. Fri.-Sun. 9/20-22. 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM daily. Atlanta: Georgia World Congress Center- Power Up Summit 2019, Sat. 9/21; Empire Mock Trials, Fri-Sun. 9/20-22.  Atlanta: Fox Theatre – Lexus Presents: “Oktoberfest Brunch” in Marquis Club. Sat. 9/21, 11:30 AM. Atlanta: Cellairis Amphitheater at Lakewood- Meek Mill and Future…Sun. 9/22, 7:00 PM. Alpharetta: Ameris Bank Amphitheater- Kid Rock in Concert…Sat. 9/21, 7:00 PM  Gwinnett Co.: Infinite Energy Arena- Pepe Aguiar in Concert…Fri. 9/20, 8:00 PM. Gwinnett Co.: Infinite Energy Center- JapanFest. Sat.-Sun. 9/21-22, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Atlanta: Atlanta Track Club- “Atlanta Meaningful Miles/5K”. Old Fourth Ward Park, Dallas Street NE. Sat. 9/21, 8:00 AM. Cherokee Co.: Atlanta Track Club- “Express Yourself Superpower 5K”. Etowah River Park, Brown Industrial Pkwy., Canton . Sat. 9/21, 8:00 AM. DeKalb Co.: Atlanta Track Club- “Taste of Health 5K”. Samson’s Health and Fitness, Woodrow Road, Stonecrest. Sat. 9/21, 8:00 AM. Forsyth Co. (Cumming): Atlanta Track Club- “2019 21st Annual Dream Mile/10K/5K. The Collection at Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Pkwy. Sun. 9/22, 7:00 AM.
  • Hot weather will impact weekend road work, contributing to potentially scorching delays in Metro Atlanta. Lane restrictions are planned for all directions by the I-285/Georgia-400 corridor project in northern Fulton County. More road work delays are expected in Clayton County along the south side of I-285, from west of the airport tunnel to Jonesboro Road (Exit 55). Paving work on I-20 in Douglas County, and on I-75 by Bill Gardner Parkway (Exit 212) in Henry County are projected to block lanes during overnight hours. Watch for heavy traffic in Downtown Atlanta for music and “football” events. Georgia Tech hosts The Citadel in NCAA Football at Bobby Dodd Stadium while Atlanta United plays Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday. The Atlanta Falcons take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in NFL action Sunday. Delays on side streets by Atlanta’s Piedmont Park are expected with “Music Midtown 2019” performances scheduled all day on Saturday and Sunday.  *All construction is as GDOT reports it and is weather-permitting. All times, lanes blocked, and locations could change.  >>Listen to 95.5 WSB for live traffic updates all weekend, or visit the traffic page on WSBRadio.com, and download the TRIPLE TEAM TRAFFIC ALERTS Mobile App for automated audio alerts.  ROAD WORK ZONES:  Sandy Springs: Georgia/400 North ramp to I-285/East (Exit 4A), Abernathy Road (Exit 5B) and Abernathy Road/West may be blocked during overnight hours.  Sandy Springs/Dunwoody: I-285/East and West, between Glenridge Drive (Exit 26) and Ashford Dunwoody Road (Exit 29). Multiple lanes blocked during overnight hours.  Cobb Co.: I-75/North at Chastain Road (Exit 271) left lanes blocked during overnight hours.  Cobb Co.: I-285/South from Cobb Parkway (Exit 19) to S. Atlanta Road (Exit 16) in left lanes during overnights.  Fulton Co.: I-285/North before Washington Road (Exit 1) to Camp Creek Parkway (Exit 2) in right lanes during overnight hours.  Fulton Co.: I-285/South from I-20 to Cascade Road (Exit 7) in two lanes during overnight hours.  Henry Co.: I-75/North at Bill Gardner Parkway (Exit 212) in two lanes, during overnight hours.  Douglas Co.: I-20/East from Hwy. 5 (Exit 34) to Fairburn Road (Exit 37) in two lanes, during overnight hours.  Gwinnett Co.: I-85/North by Hamilton Mill Road (Exit 120) in one lane, during overnight hours.  Fulton/Clayton Co.: I-285/East before the Airport Tunnel to Jonesboro Road (Exit 55) in right lanes through the weekend.  Atlanta: Piedmont Road between Peachtree Road and Roswell Road. Various lanes affected by paving work during overnight hours.  WEEKEND EVENTS:  Atlanta: Mercedes-Benz Stadium- MLS Soccer: Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew. Sat. 9/14, 7:00 PM; NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles. Sun. 9/15, 8:20 PM.  Atlanta: Piedmont Park – “Music Midtown 2019”. Various concerts Sat.-Sun. 9/14-15, starting at 1:00 PM, daily.  Atlanta: Symphony Hall- Indigo Girls w/the ASO in Concert: Fri. 9/13, 8:00 PM; Vanessa Williams w/the ASO in Concert: Sat. 9/14, 8:00 PM.  Atlanta: - Bobby Dodd Stadium- NCAA College Football: Georgia Tech vs. The Citadel. Sat. 9/14, 12:30 PM  Athens: Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium- NCAA College Football: Georgia vs. Arkansas State. Sat. 9/14, 12:00 PM.  Cobb Co.: Cobb Galleria Center- Georgia RV and Camper Show. Fri.-Sun. 9/13-15, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Daily.  Atlanta: Fox Theatre – “REVIVAL”- Featuring Drive-By Truckers, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, Dodd and the Councilmen, Michelle Malone and Special Guests. Fri. 9/13, 7:00 PM.  Alpharetta: Ameris Bank Amphitheater- “Lynyrd Skynyrd”-Last of the Survivors Farewell Tour: Sat 9/14, 6:00 PM.  Cobb Co.: Cobb Energy Centre- Comedian Jim Jefferies: “The Night Talker Tour”. Sat, 9/14, 8:00 PM; Political Satirist Greg Gutfeld. Sunday, 9/15, 8:00 PM  Gwinnett Co.: Infinite Energy Arena- MONSTER JAM “Triple Threat Series”. Fri-Sun. 9/13-15, various times, daily.
  • A busy Dawson County highway reopened Tuesday afternoon, nearly nine hours after a truck carrying mining explosives overturned just before the start of the morning commute. A Buick sedan sideswiped the truck, which lost control on Ga. 53 west of Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The Buick then sideswiped a Nissan Versa following behind the truck before colliding with a Dodge Charger. State and local agencies shut down the highway between Dawson Forest and War Hill Park roads about 5:20 a.m. to investigate the wreck and clean up the spilled hazardous material.  It reopened just before 2 p.m., according to Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services. PHOTOS: Weird things that have snarled Atlanta traffic The 6,000-pound truck was carrying a petroleum-based ammonium nitrate manufactured by Austin Powder Company. Initially reported to be dynamite, it was later identified as Hydromite Advance 120, Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson told AJC.com. The substance is commonly used in mining, quarry work and construction blasting. It was headed to a location in Pickens County, Dawson County fire Chief Danny Thompson said during a news conference.  “This product is actually used in lieu of dynamite and has been for about the last 15 to 20 years because it is very safe in transportation and just its general usage,” he said. Motor vehicle fluids and about five gallons of the product spilled from the truck, but it was mostly contained to the roadway.  “There has been no spillage into any waterways to include Lake Lanier,” Thompson said.  Though the substance is not flammable in its current form, residents of a nearby subdivision were advised to shelter in place as a precaution during the cleanup.  The driver of the Buick, identified as 64-year-old Pamela D. Russell of Gainesville, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain lane. She was taken to the Dawson County Jail.  Two men were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries, and Russell and another woman refused treatment at the scene, Thompson said. » For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter. 
  • The record toll rate on the I-85 express lanes was tied Thursday morning. For the second day in a row, the cost to use the lanes between Old Peachtree and Shallowford roads rose to $17, according to the State Road and Tollway Authority. The cost briefly hit $17 during the Wednesday morning rush before falling again. RELATED: New record toll rate set on I-85 express lanes in Gwinnett County The previous record, set in August 2018, was $15.50. Most drivers are not traveling the full 16-mile stretch through Gwinnett County and are paying less, according to Chris Tomlinson, the SRTA board’s executive director. The pricing is based on volume and is intended to keep the lane moving at an average speed of 45 mph, he told Channel 2 Action News on Wednesday. Since the I-85 express lanes opened in 2011, the authority board has established or adjusted rates four times. The latest change came in August 2018, when the board set a uniform toll rate across the entire express lanes system, which includes the I-75 express lanes in Cherokee and Cobb counties to the northwest and in Clayton and Henry counties to the south. MORE: Check rate changes in real time here The change was aimed at reducing congestion and providing “a more reliable and predictable commute for Peach Pass customers,” according to the agency. » For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter.