Accident is stalling afternoon traffic, may include buses


ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer is seeing a slight delay in afternoon traffic today as an accident occurred when a car went into the ditch on Old Highway 5 near Progress Road.

The accident is currently halting traffic as authorities are arriving on scene. One citizen is reporting that she saw school buses stopped in the traffic as well. Traffic is currently stopped coming out of town while the lane going towards town is still moving.

It is likely that with authorities on scene traffic could stagger back and forth as they have done with accidents before, but this could still cause delays in bus drop offs for students on those buses stuck in the traffic. Additionally, there is no report yet on the clean-up from public safety. Citizens should find an alternate route to avoid the delay as the response continues.

Witnesses say there saw a woman still in the front driver’s seat of the vehicle with the air bag deployed, but said authorities on scene seemed to be awaiting paramedics to respond.

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