US 76 back open after train derails in Newberry Co. - FOX Carolina 21

US 76 back open after train derails in Newberry Co.

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A look at the derailed cars along US 76. (Feb. 17, 2014/FOX Carolina) A look at the derailed cars along US 76. (Feb. 17, 2014/FOX Carolina)
A look at the derailed cars along US 76. (Feb. 17, 2014/FOX Carolina) A look at the derailed cars along US 76. (Feb. 17, 2014/FOX Carolina)
A look at the derailed cars along US 76. (Feb. 17, 2014/FOX Carolina iWitness Cory F.) A look at the derailed cars along US 76. (Feb. 17, 2014/FOX Carolina iWitness Cory F.)
NEWBERRY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said the lane of U.S. 76 that was closed for more than a day after a train derailed is back open in Newberry County.

Troopers said a train derailed near the intersection of U.S. 76 at Colony Church Road, which is between Newberry and Prosperity.

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said three box cars overturned on their sides, but the derailment is not blocking any roadways and no injuries were reported.

Deputies said the train was hauling paper when it derailed about 9:30 a.m.

Foster said the derailment was along a shared CSX-Norfolk Southern line and happened on a switching track. No damage was reported though crews will have to work to right and remove the trains. Foster said there were no hazardous materials onboard.

According to Carla Groleau, spokesperson for CSX, train was working locally in the Newberry area when three of 36 cars derailed. She said two cars were off the track while the third was leaning.

Groleau said CSX apologizes to residents inconvenienced by the derailment.

Deputies said one lane of eastbound 76 is blocked while crews work to clean up the derailment. There may also be some traffic delays because of drivers looking at the train cars.

Deputies said due to some delays, the lane remained closed for safety reasons and was back open by 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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