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Interstate work continues through the weekend

Interstate work continues through the weekend

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- that seems to be the summertime theme in metro Atlanta.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said the roadwork that has plagued drivers for the past several weekends will continue through Monday morning.

Among the projects:

Cherokee County
* ROLLING CLOSURE: Nightly sweeping on I-575 in both directions

Cobb County
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry and South Atlanta roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for slab replacement.

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two lanes in each direction of I-285 will be closed between I-75 and New Northside Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign construction.

Weekend roadwork to affect I-20, I-285 drivers

Weekend roadwork to affect I-20, I-285 drivers

(WXIA) -- Road projects are scheduled to take place on Interstates 285 and 20 this weekend.

All work is weather permitting, but drivers should still look out for road crews and plan for possible delays.

Among the scheduled projects:

Cobb County
* Intermittent pacing will take place on I-285 at Atlanta Road from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Nightly sign construction will close two lanes in each direction of I-285 between I-75 and New Northside Drive

Douglas County
* Two westbound lanes of I-20 between Bill Arp and Liberty roads will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly

Fulton County
* Three eastbound lanes of I-285 between Riverside Drive and the Glenwood Connector will be closed nightly

Random Act of Kindness: Sid Haggard


COVINGTON, Ga. -- Father's Day is Sunday, June 15, and this year 11Alive partnered with ACityDiscount and Primo Grills to surprise one lucky father with a new backyard fixture just in time for summer.

Sid Haggard was nominated for a Random Act of Kindness by his daughter, Paula. He was quite surprised when Paula showed up at his front door with Karyn Greer.

Sid is the youngest child in his family and has five sisters. He spends most of his time taking care of his wife and older sisters by taking them to appointments and running errands for them. Often thinking of others, Paula felt that he deserved a little something special this Father's Day.

Boy Scouts act when storm damages camp


COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Boy Scouts are taking their motto "Always Be Prepared" to the next level. When storms ripped across their camp in Covington, they sprung into action.

The Boy Scout's march turned into a rain dance when the wilderness camp got pummeled by thunderstorms.

Scout leaders sounded the alarm as trees came crashing down right next to tents and lean-tos.

"Stunning. I'm surprised how some of the flagpoles stood up," said camper Ian Head.

Head said the wind was so intense that they had to take cover.

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Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Portions of Interstates 20 and 285 will become proverbial parking lots this weekend as crews perform much-needed roadwork.

Some projects may be postponed by predicted thunderstorms, but drivers are still asked to plan ahead and find alternate routes where possible.

The I-20 roadwork that has plagued metro Atlanta for weeks will continue in these areas:

Atlanta
* Two lanes will close in both directions between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday for emergency bridge repairs on Westview Drive
* Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Boulevard and Gresham Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for restriping

Douglas County
Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for work

Turkey hits windshield in Cherokee County


CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. – A turkey hit the windshield of a vehicle in Cherokee County on Thursday.

According to Cherokee County Fire Department Director of Public Affairs Tim Cavender, 35-year-old Kelly Teague, of Covington, was driving a black Cadillac Escalade northbound on I-575 just before 2:30 p.m. As he approached the Sixes Road exit ramp, Teague saw three turkeys crossing the road. A vehicle to Teague's right hit the middle turkey and caused it to land on Teague's front windshield.

Teague suffered a few cuts and scratches. His wife and another passenger received no injuries.

Cavender said the turkey was still alive when emergency crews arrived. Firefighters assisted the turkey away from the highway and back to safety.

I-20 construction resumes this weekend

I-20 construction resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- The three Interstate 20 construction projects that have plagued drivers for several weekends will continue.

As long as the weather cooperates, crews will work on the following stretches of I-20 this weekend:

Atlanta
Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Windsor Street and Boulevard from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 am. Sunday.

Douglas County
Two lanes in both directions will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Newton County
Two eastbound left lanes will be closed between Almon and Alcovy roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has smaller projects scheduled in Cobb County:

I-285
Two northbound lanes will be intermittently closed at South Cobb Drive for overhead sign work; two lanes will always remain open.