A semi-tractor and trailer, hauling trash to the landfill in Fulton County got stuck on the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and was struck by a train Thursday morning in Argos.
Assistant Police Chief Corey Bowman told WTCA the accident happened between 6:15 and 6:30 Thursday morning. He said the semi-driver got confused, thinking he had missed his road for the Four County Landfill. As he attempted to head back in the right direction, he crossed over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks on Kenilworth and became stuck because the road ramps up to the track level and ramps back down to the road grade on the other side. The profile of the trailer got stuck on the tracks and was unable to get off the tracks before a train came through.
There were no injuries reported to the driver of the semi or the occupants of the train.
The road was closed for about 8 hours while Norfolk Southern surveyed the scene, cleared the debris, and checked the tracks.
Photos provided to WTCA by D.M.