Norfolk Southern: 10 train cars derailed in Washington County, TN


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Crews are on the scene of a train derailment in the Telford area of Washington County Monday morning.

According to a release from Norfolk Southern, 10 rail cars derailed near Telford at 11:10 p.m. on Sunday.

No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were spilled during the incident.

Crews are currently working to clean up the aftermath of the derailment.

The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department told News Channel 11 they were called to the scene at 11:37 p.m. on Sunday and set up a command post at West View School.

LVFD said after discussing it with Norfolk Southern, they determined they were not needed since the corporation was providing cleanup crews.

According to Norfolk Southern, the train was on its way to Roanoke, Virginia from Chattanooga.

Several roads are impacted and will remain closed until the cleanup is complete. Impacted roads include Matthews Mill Road, Rauhof Road and Washington College Station Road.

Investigators from multiple different states are on the scene to attempt and determine what the cause of the derailment was.

News Channel 11 has a crew on the scene of the derailment. Stay with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates to this story.

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