Train derailment in Houston County blocks roadways


PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- UPDATE: Georgia 247 Spur will be closed according to Houston County’s EMA Facebook page, due to a train derailment across from Perdue Farms.

The Facebook page states a temporary isolation zone was established due to a high pressure natural gas main that was severed by rail cars. The gas hazard has been mitigated and no other immediate hazards are present.

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All roadways have been reopened with the exception of a section of highway 247 spur where the rail track crosses. Traffic is being detoured down Saddle Creek Road until further notice.

The train was carrying chemicals and car parts.


PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, a derailed train at Georgia 247 has blocked all lanes.

GDOT says the train was carrying chemicals and car parts.

GDOT warns people that lanes will be blocked until further notice and to seek alternate routes.

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