ATLANTA -- MARTA will hold emergency training overnight this weekend.
The transit system plans to hold the drills from 11 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday. The exercises include a staged emergency at the Five Points station in downtown Atlanta.
The annual exercises give MARTA police officers, staff and other emergency response agencies a chance to practice responding to incidents like terrorist attacks, pandemics or natural disasters in real-life settings.
There will be a minimal impact on rail service and some streets in the area will be closed. Residents in the area can expect to hear loud noises between 1:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday.