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Train derails in Rural Hall

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RURAL HALL, N.C. -- A train derailed in Rural Hall early Wednesday morning.

The derailment happened near 121 Anderson Road just before 8 a.m.

Officials say the three rail cars were being switched to different tracks in the rail yard when they overturned.

The cars contain 75,000 gallons of diesel emission fluid. There is a seepage from the top of the rail car caps, but the liquid is 68 percent  water and not considered to be hazardous.

The rail yard also hauls ethanol out of the same area, so officials say they are thankful that the train was carrying a non-hazardous fluid and not ethanol.

No injuries have been reported and no evacuation was needed.