Norfolk Southern train derails in North Carolina, no danger to the public reported

A Norfolk Southern spokesperson told Fox News Digital that a freight train moving through Lexington, North Carolina derailed on Saturday morning.

A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in Lexington, North Carolina on Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for the company told Fox News Digital that one of the freight train’s 132 cars derailed, adding that there are no reports of a danger or hazmat situation to the public.

“One of our trains traveling through Lexington derailed this morning. Of the train’s 132 cars, 1 has derailed. There are no reports of a hazmat situation or danger to the public. Our crew is safe and additional personnel are on their way to begin cleanup. We appreciate the public’s patience and care near this area during the cleanup work,” the spokesperson said

The derailed Norfolk Southern freight train caused multiple Amtrak trains to be stopped, according to the report.

Saturday’s derailment comes less than one month after another Norfolk Southern train with 50 rail cars, 10 of which were carrying vinyl chloride, derailed in East Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 3. That derailment caused hazardous chemicals to spill onto the ground and sent a plume of smoke into the air. 

This is a developing story.

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