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Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

Coweta County
* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

The weekend roadwork is spreading

The weekend roadwork is spreading

(WXIA) -- As 2015 rolls on, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will roll too -- to sites across metro Atlanta, where they will work on weekend road projects. (At least it will be sunny!)

This weekend, drivers are encouraged to avoid travel on the west side of Interstate 20 and the east side of I-285, if possible. Delays and lane closures are expected in both areas. All work is weather permitting.

Some of the scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
* 2 eastbound lanes of I-285 will be closed at I-75 Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for bridge joint repairs.

DeKalb/Fulton counties
* 3 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Family members concerned about wife of police chief's long-term prognosis


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Family members of the wife of Peachtree City's police chief are concerned about her long-term prognosis.

Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom told authorities that he accidentally shot his wife, Margaret, early Jan. 1 as he moved his service gun in their bed.

Peachtree City police chief's wife released from hospital

Peachtree City police chief's wife released from hospital

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The wife of Peachtree City's police chief has been released from the hospital after being shot by her husband on New Year's Day.

Authorities say that Police Chief William McCollom shot his 58-year-old wife Margaret McCollom in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 at their Peachtree City home.

In a call to 911, William McCollom said he shot his wife in the back as he moved his gun in their bed.

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

(WXIA) -- Weekends in metro Atlanta guarantee one thing: construction projects on highways and major roads.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on several streets, mostly in Fulton County.

Drivers are asked to be courteous and cautious when traveling through impacted areas. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

I-20
* Two westbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.
* One eastbound lane will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

I-285
* Two northbound lanes will be closed between I-85 and Washington Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Police chief's wife: Shooting was an acccident

Police chief's wife: Shooting was an acccident

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The wife of Peachtree City's police chief told investigators that she believes her husband accidentally shot her.

Authorities say Margaret McCollom was shot by her husband, Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom, in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.

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Police chief's wife now in fair condition


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The wife of Peachtree City Police Chief William E. McCollom has been upgraded from serious to fair condition after being shot by her husband Thursday morning.

Margaret McCollom's condition was upgraded Sunday afternoon. She is being treated at Atlanta Medical Center.

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Police responded to the couple's home in the 100 block of Autumn Leaf shortly after 4:15 a.m., where they found Margaret McCollom, 58. She was taken by helicopter to AMC.