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The Union-Recorder

A train blocked traffic on Garrett Way for most of the afternoon and officials were unavailable for comment on when the problem would be fixed.

Milledgeville Police Department Chief of Police Woodrow Blue confirmed Tuesday evening that the train was broken down at that location.

"It's broken down, but the DOT has the traffic blocked off on both sides," he said.

No information was available on what the cause of the breakdown was or when it would be fixed, he added.

A Baldwin County Sheriff's deputy went to the call of the broken down train earlier in the afternoon.

"All I can tell you is that we got a call about it being on the track and not moving," said Baldwin County Deputy Lt. Willie Knight. "We responded to the call and found out that the train had broken down. We've since called the DOT and they've gotten rerouted traffic over there, but I'm not aware of when the road will re-open or what exactly was wrong with the train."

As of press time Tuesday, Garrett Way was still blocked off to through traffic from both sides.

Attempts to get additiona information about the nature of the breakdown and an estimated time of repair or re-opening of the road again were unsuccessful.

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