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Portions of interstates closed in North Georgia
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ATLANTA - Portions of interstate highways in the Atlanta area were closed to traffic because of flooding during Tuesday morning rush hour.

The state Department of Transportation reported that a portion of Interstate 285, Atlanta's perimeter highway, was closed in Cobb County at a bridge crossing the Chattahoochee River.

The DOT says Interstate 20 is shut down in the Austell area at the bridge over Sweetwater Creek because of rising water. It says flooding has also closed the highway just west of Atlanta.

In Cherokee County, I-575 was shut down at Highway 92 because of flooding. DOT spokeswoman Crystal Paul-Buchanan says the water there is receding but the road has not yet reopened.

Elsewhere, the DOT says I-75 is closed at Big Creek in Houston County.

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