Train carrying tankers filled with ethanol derails in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A train with nine rail cars carrying tankers derailed in Greensboro Thursday night.

The derailment happened parallel to Oakland Avenue at 6:43 p.m. as the train was headed toward Winston-Salem.

Each of the tankers is filled with 30,000 gallons of ethanol, according to the Greensboro Fire Department. None of the tankers are leaking.

Crews say they first need to turn the trucks upright, which are not connected to the tankers. Then they will put the tankers on top.

Norfolk Southern is bringing a team from Atlanta with a crane to upright the tankers.

Workers are also trying to work around other trains coming through the area.

Oakland Avenue was blocked off from Holden Road to Lindell Road but has since reopened. It will be closed again when the crane team from Atlanta gets to the scene.

No injuries were reported.

There is no word on what caused the train to derail.

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