Traffic reopens after train derails in Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Spring Garden Street between Patterson Avenue and Merritt Drive is now open after a train derailed on Saturday morning.
Authorities said seven railroad cars derailed from a Norfolk Southern train headed from Linwood to Winston-Salem around 10:50 a.m.
No injuries were reported, but traffic in the area was closed for several hours as authorities worked to get the train back on track.
Norfolk Southern official Robin Chapman said the train comprised of 120 railroad cars with mixed freight.
Chapman said all of the derailed cars were empty and most were lumber cars, none of which carried any hazardous material.
Officials said the cause of the crash is under investigation and no other rail services were impacted.