Helicopter lands on 985

Traffic in both directions on I-985 near Flowery Branch was halted for a time Tuesday afternoon – but not for one of the usual reasons. It was so a helicopter ambulance could land.


“๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐Ÿฐ:๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ฝ.๐—บ.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of I-985 have reopened for travel.

A CHOA (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) ambulance broke down as it was on the way to the hospital in Atlanta, and it was much more expedient to call for the life-flight helicopter to land rather than wait for another ambulance to arrive. We appreciate the patience of our Hall County motorists as well as the kindness expressed here on social media for the child.

๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—š๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—ง

Motorists should be prepared for the closure of ๐—œ-๐Ÿต๐Ÿด๐Ÿฑ in both directions at ๐— ๐—  ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ as a ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ-๐—ณ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ prepares to land and transport a pediatric patient to Atlanta. The closure is anticipated to occur just before 4 p.m.”

(HCSO photo)