ANSON COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Nine locomotives and five railcars went off the tracks in Anson County Sunday evening, CSX officials say as Tropical Storm Florence pounded the area.
The derailment happened about 6:15 p.m. near Haileys Road and U.S. 74 in Lilesville, NC. According to Anson County Emergency Services, officials were still working to determine the cause, but said that flooding could be a possibility. It's unclear what kind of cars overturned.
"None of the derailed cars were carrying hazardous material and none spilled their contents. Some of the locomotives released an undetermined amount of diesel fuel and motor oil," according to a statement from CSX.
CSX is coordinating closely with the US Environmental Protection Agency through the recovery process.
Initial reports indicated that the train was on fire, but when emergency crews arrived they said there was no fire.
The train conductors received minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.
A Hazmat team was called in to assess the situation. No evacuations have been ordered at this time. Emergency officials say the weather was making things difficult.
Haileys Ferry road just south of U.S. 74 in Lilesville is closed, according to NCDOT. Emergency crews are barricading both sides of the crossing.
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