No injuries reported in East Knoxville train derailment


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Multiple agencies responded to a reported train derailment late Friday night and train personnel would be working to re-rail the cars.

According to Norfolk Southern media relations, at approximately 9:15 p.m., an eastbound train derailed five cars. The cars were leaning but still upright. There is no hazmat involved or injuries reported. Norfolk Souther personnel are working to re-rail the cars and clear the train. 

Knoxville Police and Knoxville Fire had confirmed late Friday that Norfolk Southern was working the train derailment in East Knoxville near the 5400 block of Rutledge Pike. Crews were on the scene inspecting the area. There were no injuries and no hazmat threat to public safety.

Traffic will be blocked at the railroad crossing on Ault Road and Spring Hill Road closest to Rutledge Pike for an extended period of time, KPD said.

This is a developing story.

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