Four cars of a CSX freight train derailed overnight in Barrow County, closing streets in Winder. The Georgia Department of Transportation says it happened around 12:40 this morning along Highway 29 at Bowman Mill Road.
There were no reports of any injuries, and no estimate on how long it would take to reopen roads that were impacted by the derailment.
FROM BARROW COUNTY SHERIFF FACEBOOK PAGE:
Traffic Alert/Road Closure
A train has derailed at the intersection of Atlanta Hwy and Bowman Mill Road. There are no injuries at this time and no hazmat spills either according to CSX.
The RR crossings at Bowman Mill Rd and Cash Road will be blocked for an extended amount of time until CSX can get the cars back on track.
Also be aware Atlanta Hwy from Hardigree Road to Jackson Trail in both directions will be closed by DOT and rerouted until CSX can get the cars back on track.
According to CSX and DOT the crossings and roadway could be closed between 5 and 10 hours today. We strongly recommend motorists avoid the area due to heavy delays throughout the day.