Barrow County, GA: During the early morning hours of March 20, 2017, the Barrow County Emergency Communications Center began receiving calls of a possible train off the tracks near the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Bowman Mill Rd.
A Barrow County Sheriff’s Deputy confirmed several cars off the tracks. BCES alerted Barrow County Fire Battalion 1, Engines 1 & 3, and Med 1. Engine 1 was first on scene followed by Battalion 1 who advised the train cars contained limestone. He requested public works and CSX to the scene and then began releasing fire companies since there were no fire hazards.
CSX crews worked for hours to remove and upright the derailed cars.
Atlanta Highway was blocked for several hours. The cause of incident is under investigation.