Whitlock, surrounding streets back open after train gets rolling again

Jan. 24—A train was stopped on the tracks in downtown Marietta for about four hours on Tuesday afternoon.

CSX cited a mechanical issue. The Marietta Police Department said the train was unable to move until the conductor inspected each car.

Officers from the department blocked off traffic on Whitlock Avenue, as well as Mill and Polk streets. Some lunch-goers were forced to hop between cars to return to work from Marietta Square.

The tracks cleared at approximately 5 p.m.