Thursday, May 3, 2018

Highway 21 closed 'indefinitely' in wake of airplane crash

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Highway 21 will remain closed indefinitely after the crash of a Puerto Rico Air National Guard C-130 yesterday in the area.

This is the detour instituted by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation:

Motorists traveling north on SR 21 will be detoured onto SR 307 North then turn west Jimmy Deloach Connector to the Sonny Dixon Interchange back to SR 21 where detour ends.

Motorists traveling south on SR 21 will be detoured onto Sonny Dixon Interchange to Jimmy Deloach Connector then travel west to SR 307 South back to SR 21 where detour ends.

Several steps will need to be taken before the road can be opened, a Chatham County spokesperson say.

· The Military needs to investigate the crash and debris field

· Clean up of aircraft and debris field will be conducted after the investigation is concluded

· Any hazardous materials will need to mitigated

· The road will need to be evaluated and repaired by GDOT

There is restricted airspace around the crash site. No helicopters, planes or drones will be allowed into this area.


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