Interstate accidents at I-16 split with I-75 and I-475, power lines down

Rescue crews are responding to an accident with injuries at the split with Interstate 16 west and I-75 that happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. during heavy rain.

At about 6:40 a.m. Bibb County authorities were dispatched to a report of an accident on I-475 south at the I-75 split.

A tree fell across power lines and caught fire at Jeffersonville Road at Ocmulgee East Industrial Boulevard at about 6:20 a.m. as the strong thunderstorm blew through.

Motorists are urged to use caution as water is puddling on roads and storm drains are backing up after days of heavy rain.