PERRY, Ga. — Drivers who take the Georgia 247 Spur near Sandbed Road should start planning alternate routes now after Wednesday afternoon's train derailment.

That's because the Georgia Department of Transportation is installing a two-day closure to repair the tracks.

A Norfolk Southern train heading to Jacksonville, Florida from Macon, derailed around 1:45 p.m., sending over 20 cars off the tracks and into the woods near the Georgia 247 Spur.

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Although the derailment didn't affect the road, teams do need to repair the tracks and that will cause roads to be closed.

As most of you are already aware Norfolk Southern had a train derail this afternoon near State Route 247 and 247 Spur. A temporary isolation zone was established due to a high pressure Natural Gas...

DOT workers have put signs at various points on US 129/Georgia 247, Georgia 11 and the Georgia 247 Spur notifying people to use a detour.

The closure is effective immediately through Friday night.

If you need help finding an alternate route, you can make a free call to Georgia 511 and an operator will help you.

You can also download the Georgia 511 app to your mobile device.

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