Heading to Atlanta today? Watch southbound I-75 from Ga. 20 to Emerson. Best bet: Take U.S. 41 to Red Top Mountain — or the Ga. 101/U.S. 278 bypass.

Heading to Atlanta today? Watch southbound I-75 from Ga. 20 to Emerson. Best bet: Take U.S. 41 to Red Top Mountain — or the Ga. 101/U.S. 278 bypass.

2: 45 p.m. Traffic is still backed up in this area.

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Traffic on I-75 soutbound from just below the Ga. 20 exit south of Emerson is snarled at best. The most congested area starts near the Main Street exit (this picture is from the nearest camera and shows southbound traffic where the X is; northbound is on the right side). Motorists coming from Rome to Cartersville are being redirected to stay off I-75 and to enter at Red Top Mountain’s interchange. Traffic is slow to 8 to 15 mph in some parts of the stretch. We have a note into Georgia DOT about the cause; WAZE shows some vehicles in the roadway but there’s no indication of an accident as of 11 a.m.

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