ATLANTA — Days after a partial crane collapse at a construction site, several busy streets in the midtown area remain closed. On Thursday, the City of Atlanta said they will stay that way until further notice.
The collapse occurred on Monday at a high-rise apartment complex under construction. Four people had non-life threatening injuries and were later released from the hospital.
Following the collapse, officials were forced to shut down West Peachtree from 10th to 11th streets and Spring Street from 10th to 12th streets. The closures and detours will continue with the city having no estimated date for when they will reopen.
“Public safety personnel are on site to redirect traffic away from the area. Please observe all ‘closed,’ ‘caution,’ and directional signage. Detours have been added to GPS directional services,” the city wrote in a statement.
Not only did the crane collapse shut down roads, it also forced people out of their homes and businesses. On Tuesday, residents of the affected apartment complex came back to their homes to retrieve essential items.
Dana Corbett, who lives at the Tens on West apartment complex, said that she was home when the collapse happened.
“And then maybe 30 minutes later, a firefighter came knocking on our doors telling us we had to evacuate. So I got my cat and my dog and came down, and my friend was able to pick me up about an hour later,” Corbett said.