Cleanup continues after train derails in Cramerton
CRAMERTON, N.C. — Cleanup continues after a train derailed Monday in downtown Cramerton.
WSOC reported that it happened along 8th Avenue around 4:45 p.m. on Monday. There were reportedly three locomotives and 121 cars, 19 of which were derailed.
No injuries were reported. Officials said there were four tank cars containing liquid petroleum among the derailed, but no leak.
People in the area who were evacuated have since returned.
Officials said crews had removed most of the damaged cars and were working to replace damaged tracks early Tuesday morning.
The tracks go right through neighborhoods, so neighbors had a front-row seat to the damage.
“It was something else, man. The kids were in the house, and it felt like the house was just coming down. We went outside, and the train was just in piles in front of the house,” said Alana McCall, according to WSOC.
Authorities said the cause of the derailment is still under investigation.
Read more: WSOC.