Official says storage under roads to be reviewed

ATLANTA (WDEF) — Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry says his department will be evaluating “all things” including its storage policies, after the fiery collapse of a major Atlanta interstate bridge.

Authorities said the fire was started by a man under the bridge in an area north of downtown Atlanta where the state stores noncombustible construction materials. The blaze grew rapidly.

Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation Russell McMurry said Monday that his agency “will be looking at all things to make sure that we never have a catastrophic event like this again.”

McMurry says he also sent a letter to an association of states’ transportation departments about the suspected cause of the blaze. McMurry says he wanted other agencies to have the information and decide whether to review their storage procedures.

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