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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.

Search continues for missing 25-year-old Buford man


BUFORD, Ga. – The search continues for a 25-year-old Buford man one week after his disappearance.

Kelly Nash was last seen at his Buford home in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 5. His girlfriend said she woke up at about 4:00 a.m. and he was coughing and sneezing, and he said that he wasn't feeling well. When she woke up again at about 7:30, Nash was gone.

Nash's family and police have been trying to come up with a solid timeline of what he was doing – and who he was seeing – just before he vanished.

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 search for missing 25-year-old Gwinnett County man


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Family and friends of a missing Gwinnett County man are fronting a $10,000 reward. Gwinnett County police continue their search for 25-year-old Kelly Nash after he vanished early Monday morning.

Nash was last seen around 4 a.m. at his home on Jimmy Dodd Road in Buford. Nash's girlfriend said he woke up coughing and sneezing and said that he wasn't feeling well. When she woke up again around 7:30 a.m., Nash was gone. He left behind his wallet, money, cell phone, keys, car and jacket.

Alan Nash, Kelly's father, said that his son isn't the type to disappear.

Gwinnett 911 center evacuated

Gwinnett 911 center evacuated

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County's 911 center was evacuated Monday morning. The evacuation was ordered just before 10 a.m., when material from a waterless fire suppression system was triggered. The cause of the system activation is under investigation.

A tile also reportedly fell out of the 911 center's ceiling and hit an employee on the head.

Five 911 center employees were taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated for respiratory issues, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter. Those employees were released by Monday evening.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said 911 service continued with "little to no disruption." Operations were moved to police headquarters and the Mobile Operations Center.

Arrest made in Gwinnett County murder

Arrest made in Gwinnett County murder

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A suspect has been arrested in a fatal shooting at a Gwinnett County apartment complex.

Quindarius Keshun Morton turned himself in to the Gwinnett County Detention Center Saturday afternoon. Morton, who goes by Q, was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of 22-year-old Reginald Bien-Aime.

According to Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Brian Doan, the shooting happened Thursday at the Reserve at Ivy Creek apartments on Appaloosa Lane, not far from the Mall of Georgia.

Doan said the person who called 911 reported hearing between four and six gunshots. When officers arrived, they found Bien-Aime dead behind the wheel of a passenger car.

Police have not yet released a motive in the shooting.

Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

(WXIA) -- The end of the holiday season means the start of another year of construction on metro Atlanta roads and highways.

Next week, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 north in Cobb County if possible. Projects and lane closures in the area are expected to cause delays.

As in 2014, all roadwork is weather permitting.

Here are some of the projects scheduled for the first weekend and full week of the new year.