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Limestone County train derailment causes minor issues, no injuries

Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 9:01 AM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A train derailed from a track in Limestone County on Tuesday morning, according to Limestone County Emergency Management Agency.

The incident happened on December 28 at Thach Road. An official with the Limestone County EMA says that two cars from the train ended up off of the tracks, but they did not overturn.

It is not specified what the cars were carrying. The train track was damaged after the derailment. One lane of Thach Road will be closed to allow equipment to be removed from the tracks.

A spokesperson from CSX Transportation released the following statement on Tuesday:

Just before 8 am a CSX train derailed two rail cars near Thatch Road in Athens, Alabama. Both cars were empty and there were no reported injuries or releases to the environment. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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