Traffic Backed Up After Major Accident on I-185 in Columbus, Georgia
COLUMBUS, GA. – Traffic was backed up in Columbus, Georgia, on the morning of December 27, after a major vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 185, according to an online news report from wtvm.com.*
The accident occurred sometime in the morning on December 27 on Interstate 185 North in Columbus. It is not yet clear how the accident happened or how many vehicles were involved. No information was reported on the nature of the accident or whether anyone sustained injuries.
Reports indicate the left two lanes of the interstate were blocked between Manchester Expressway and Macon Road. Officials encouraged drivers to take an alternate route if possible because of backed up traffic in the area. No additional information has been reported at this time.
Columbus is located in Muscogee County, Georgia, and has an estimated population of 194,000. Interstate 185 is a major roadway within Muscogee County, as are U.S. Route 27, U.S. Route 80, and U.S. Route 280.
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Muscogee County sees a large number of vehicle accidents each year. In 2016, a total of 8,299 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, which led to 1,659 injuries and 27 deaths. This was the highest rate of fatal accidents in the county during a five-year period (the next-highest was 20 fatal accidents in 2012). Five of the fatal accidents in 2016 involved pedestrians, and six involved motorcyclists.
Typically, about half of the fatality accidents in Muscogee County are related to alcohol consumption or speeding. The highest numbers of accidents in the county tend to occur during the spring and summer months.
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