Cobb County residents were confronted with a zombie outbreak Monday morning.

Zombie Drama Stops Traffic

The AMC hit drama “The Walking Dead” was filming on Riverwood Parkway, which was closed for several hours during filming.

Last week, the show’s filming shut down a Hampton highway for five days. Some residents complained of backups, while others said filming is worth the economic impact — which is estimated at $2.1 billion in Georgia.

Cobb residents were warned that the zombie mayhem was heading to their county. Message boards were set up on Cobb Galleria Parkway. Cobb police said traffic delays could be brought by zombies and simulated gunfire.

“Dead,” which is headed into its second season, follows a group of people trying to survive in the wake of a zombie epidemic.

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Some residents got in on the action. Fans had a chance to speak with one of the show’s actors. One woman was excited to watch her daughter, who was cast as a zombie.

“It’s amazing. For people who life on the east coast, it’s like getting to have the west coast over here. It’s giving them opportunities,” Zandra Wehunt told Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge.

The show’s publicist told Sbarge about 160 people are working on the production, and most are from Atlanta.