Train derailment to block Barrow Co. road for up to 10 hours

A train derailment in Barrow County is causing serious issues for motorists along a highly trafficked local roadway.

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. -- A train derailment in Barrow County caused serious issues for motorists along a highly trafficked local roadway on Monday.

Officials with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office have confirmed that a train derailed in the area of Atlanta Highway and Bowman Mill Road just after midnight Monday morning. As a result, the Georgia Department of Transportation closed Atlanta Highway from Hardigree Road to Jackson Trail in both directions until CSX handled repairs. County officials warned motorists use alternate routes.

The train was headed from Atlanta to Greenwood, South Carolina. No hazardous materials were involved in the derailment and no one was injured.

CSX confirmed Monday afternoon they were still investigating what caused the derailment. 

CSX crews and contractors continued to work to restore a section of the tracks damaged in the derailment as well as clean up the limestone that was spilled in the crash. 

Trains are using an adjacent track at slower-than-usual speeds due to the construction underway. 

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