Freight prepare wagons derailed from platform Greensboro | Native information

GRÜNSBORO – Norfolk Southern used a crane Thursday to get a wagon back on track after the train derailed overnight.

Susan Terpay, director of public affairs for Norfolk Southern, said the wheels of a single freight train car went off the track around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

The derailment prompted police to temporarily close West Gate City Boulevard in both directions until the train could be removed from the lane.

Train operations resumed at 5 a.m. on Thursday.

Later Thursday morning, police closed South Elm Street between Smothers Place and East McGree Street with police cars on either side of the tracks so that heavy machinery could move along the line.

Terpay said the train has been reconnected to the track and the cause of the derailment is still being investigated.

Contact Danielle Battaglia at 336-373-4476 and follow @dbattagliaNR on Twitter.

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