By Joe Johnson
Traffic heading into Athens on Jefferson Road early Wednesday morning was interrupted when diverted around a disabled tractor-trailer truck that blocked southbound lanes in the area of Whitehead Road.
A Nixle alert was issued at 6:47 a.m. and Athens-Clarke County police said officers cleared the scene at 8:30 a.m.
"An 18-wheeler was stuck on the (railroad) tracks this morning," ACCPD spokesman Geof Gilland said. "CSX was advised and a local wrecker pulled the vehicle off the tracks."