Traffic Accident Closes I-185 in Columbus, Georgia
COLUMBUS, GA. – According to an online news story published by wrbl.com, a traffic accident was reported on Interstate 185 in Columbus, Georgia. The accident resulted in a complete closure of the interstate for several hours. Limited information about the accident itself was immediately released by authorities.*
The crash happened in the late morning, near Exit 14 and the Smith Road interchange on I-185. The Georgia Department of Transportation and WRBL report that a vehicle collision took place in this area sometime before 11 a.m. on a weekend day. It is not clear on what side of the interstate the crash happened or what events occurred before the accident.
The number of vehicles involved and the kinds of vehicles involved were not reported. No vehicle descriptions, including vehicle makes and models, were provided in the news story. Authorities responding to the scene did not immediately indicate what might have led the accident or whether one driver might have committed a traffic violation.
It appears the accident might have happened in a construction zone, but this information was not clear in the news report. Authorities did not say if active construction might have had anything to do with the crash. Investigation into the cause of the collision is still ongoing.
No one from the accident was identified, and it is not clear how many people were riding in the vehicles that collided. The report did not say whether anyone was injured or if anyone needed emergency medical transport to a hospital.
After the crash, both directions of traffic came to a halt on I-185. Georgia DOT expected the interstate to be closed down on both sides for about four hours while crews investigated and cleared the area. Drivers were encouraged during this time to avoid the area if possible and choose an alternate route.
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