Unscheduled emergency road closures in Columbia County are causing delays at the intersection of Columbia Road at Washington Road.
A car accident on Monday morning severely damaged the traffic signal at the intersection. The Columbia County Sheriff's office is manually directing traffic. No left turns movements will be allowed at the intersection. Ruth Street is completely closed off. Eastbound and Westbound traffic on Washington Road will only be allowed to proceed straight through the intersection. Northbound traffic on Columbia Road will only be allowed to make a right turn onto Washington Road at the intersection.
Columbia County EMA Director Pam Tucker is urging motorists to take an alternate route or allow additional time for commuting on this day. Please proceed with caution through this active work zone and be prepared for sudden stops.