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UPDATE: Traffic cleared following accident with train, car on Manchester Expy.

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A traffic accident involving a train near the intersection of Manchester Expressway and River Road. has been cleared and traffic is back to normal near Columbus Technical College on River Road.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. and officials are urging drivers to avoid this area if possible. No injuries were reported in the accident.

The area will be closed for at least another hour until police and the train company finishes their own investigation of the scene. The train will remain still at this time per accident protocol, and then the scene will be cleared. 

Columbus Police remind drivers that when a driver crosses the railroad tracks when a train is coming and an accident occurs, the driver will be at fault and will be ticketed. Police are investigating the accident. 

Stay with News Leader 9 for more on this developing story.

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