Railroad company investigating after train derails in Lancaster County

- A train detailed in Lancaster County Monday afternoon, according to Lancaster County Emergency Management. 

The derailment happened just before 3:00 p.m, near W. Manor Drive off of Meeting Street, or SC Hwy 9.

Seven cargo compartments carrying ground soybean derailed from the track, and some of the product spilled out. 

Officials say the train only goes six to eight mph, but there is damage to the track itself and several of the cars are flipped on their side. No injuries were reported.

The train belongs to Lancaster and Chester (L&C) Railroad. There is no word on what may have caused the derailment, but L&C is the only train that runs on that track, and they are investigating.

It could be up to five hours before a crane arrives to remove the train cars, officials say. They will most likely have to cut the nearby utility and power lines in order for the crane to get into place. 

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