Moreland Avenue was shut down in both directions at East Conley Road after a train hit a tractor-trailer.
Photo: Steve Schaefer / For The AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer / For The AJC

Clayton County road reopens hours after train crash

Moreland Avenue has reopened in Clayton County hours after a train collided with a tractor-trailer, according to police.

The road was shut down in both directions at East Conley Road from about 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., impacting traffic in the area, according to the WSB-24 hour Traffic Center.

The railroad crossing at East Conley Road remains shut down while authorities continue their investigation.


 

Clayton County police spokeswoman Sgt. Cherie West said a tractor-trailer was attempting to back into a nearby location “when the rail arms came down and other motorists were stopped.”

The driver “could not back off the tracks,” and the train hit the big rig. The truck flipped on its side.

A photo shared with Channel 2 Action News appeared to show a ball of fire at the crash scene. The fire was extinguished quickly, but the road remained closed as a precaution while crews worked to remove the wreckage.

Channel 2 reported the big rig was carrying liquid nitrogen. 

West said no one was injured in the crash. The driver and his wife were able to exit the big rig before the train hit it.

Authorities said no one was injured in the crash.
Photo: Steve Schaefer / For The AJC

No other details have been released. It is not known when the railroad crossing will reopen. 

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