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Drone footage of Norfolk Southern train derailment and traffic updates as crews clean up

The derailment happened just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday near Watson Boulevard and Highway 247 around Warner Robins.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — On Wednesday, drivers can expect traffic impacts following the Norfolk Southern train derailment.

Now if you plan to travel around Warner Robins, Houston County EMA says you should try to avoid the southbound lanes of Highway 247 between Green Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. 

Those lanes will close at different times as crews work to get the train cars upright. 

Drivers will see Watson Boulevard at Highway 247 closed for an extended period. There is a detour down 3rd Street until further notice. 

There are no details right now on how long that will last. 

If you work at Robins Air Force Base there are details on which gate you can use. 

As of 10 p.m. on Tuesday, the Base said the Russell Parkway gate would start 24/7 operations until further notice. 

The Watson Boulevard gate closed overnight but is not back open to Northbound traffic for entrance only. The gat will remain closed to outbound traffic. 

The Green Street gate will open as normal. The Base says anyone traveling southbound on Highway 247 should use that gate.

The Houston County Fire Chief says around 20 cars went off the tracks. 

The derailment happened just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday near Watson Boulevard and Highway 247 around Warner Robins. 

The Houston County EMA says "no hazardous materials were involved or leaking and there were no injuries reported." 

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