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Disabled tractor-trailer snarls morning commute into Athens

(Ryan Russell/Facebook)

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.

(Ryan Russell/Facebook)

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."


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