Update: Douglas train derailment scene cleared

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Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 2:29 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2022 at 11:16 AM EST
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DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) - A train derailed in Douglas on Monday, according to the Douglas Police Department.

The train derailed in the McDonald Road and Fales Avenue area.

Railroad crews and several agencies worked to clear the site of the derailment.

On Tuesday morning, the City of Douglas said the derailment was cleared.

Thanks to hard working CSX crews, the tracks are clear once again for trains to run this morning. Thanks to all of our...

Posted by City of Douglas, GA Government on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Douglas Mayor Tony Paulk said a semi-truck was stranded on the tracks when it was hit.

Fire Chief Casey Wright said one driver was treated at the hospital.

“The two people in the train, in the locomotive, were transported to Coffee Regional Medical Center for treatment,” Wright said. “The truck driver appeared to be okay. So now, we’ve just got a lot of stuff to clean up.”

UPDATE—There were minor injuries reported. There were no HAZMAT issues and no citizens in the area were injured. CSX is...

Posted by Douglas GA Police Department on Monday, February 7, 2022

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