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30 rail cars derail in small Georgia town

CSX train derails, town evacuated

More than two dozen rail cars derailed in Georgia on Saturday morning, causing a brief evacuation of a nearby area as a safety precaution.

No one was hurt as a result of the derailment that occurred in Byromville, a CSX spokesman said in a statement to Fox News, adding that they were working alongside local officials.

Thirty rail cars derailed, including four railcars containing petroleum liquefied gas, according to a CSX statement. The statement said crews are working to re-rail the cars without damage and remove the derailed rail cars with damage from the area as quickly and safely as possible.

The town of Byromville was evacuated and much of the perimeter was reduced allowing residents to return. CSX praised the first responders in securing and protecting the area.

Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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