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August 16, 2021: Freight Train Derailed in Washington County, GA

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Norfolk Southern spent several days cleaning up a derailment in Washington County, Ga this week. On Monday morning, 32 cars derailed on their way to South Carolina. Crews worked around the clock clearing the derailed cars and laying new tracks.
Local resident, Farris Tompkins, said “It was pretty loud. I knew when I first heard it it was probably a derailment because nothing would make that much noise and it was pretty loud and then it got real quiet. There was cars on top of cars for probably about 150 yards.”
The cause of the derailment is currently under investigation. According to Norfolk Southern, no hazardous materials were involved and no injuries were reported.

‘Cars on top of cars’: Train derailment jolts people awake in Washington County

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