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Clarks Bridge Road closed after car goes into lake
A wrecker lifts a Jeep from Lake Lanier this morning at Clarks Bridge Park in Gainesville. The driver was not seriously injured when she lost control earlier this morning and went over the guardrail and into the lake. - photo by Tom Reed
Both lanes of Clarks Bridge are closed while a car that went into Lake Lanier this morning is pulled out with a special towing device.

The driver safely escaped her Jeep Cherokee uninjured before it sank, officials said.

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said the accident occurred about 8:15 a.m. at Clarks Bridge Road just before the bridge near the Olympic rowing venue.

The driver was southbound when she lost control, went over a guardrail and plunged into the lake.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck. A specially equipped wrecker with a boom was called in to pull the car from the lake.

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