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Ga. 247 traffic crawling along as jet is towed for maintenance

It will likely be after 10 a.m. until traffic is flowing normally in the northbound lanes of Ga. 247 near Robins Air Force Base.

A Vietnam era fighter jet is being towed slowly along the highway so it can be painted and returned to display at the Museum of Aviation.

Crews began towing the F-105 at 9 a.m. and hoped to be finished by 9:45 a.m. but it is taking longer than anticipated.

A portion of the base fence has been removed just past the Green Street entrance to bring the jet in to the base to be washed and repainted.

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