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Train derails in Rockingham County (Photos)

Posted on: 10:01 am, October 1, 2013, by , updated on: 11:04am, October 1, 2013

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Three train cars derailed in Rockingham County on Tuesday, however no injuries were reported.

The train cars derailed at Ruffin Road and Lick Fork Creek Road around 9 a.m. One of the derailed cars was carrying paper and the other two were empty.

The 95-car train was headed from Linwood to Allentown, Pa.

“An Amtrak train passes by this location about 2 or 3 a.m.,  but we anticipate having the derailment cleaned up by then, so passenger traffic will not be affected,” Robin C. Chapman, Director of Public Relations at Norfolk Southern Corporation, said in an e-mail.

Norfolk Southern is working to resolve the derailed train cars.

The cause of the derailment has not been determined.

No other information is available at this time.

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