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Cary road closed after train cars jump track

Posted September 19, 2012

— Several cars on a CSX cargo train derailed Wednesday afternoon in Cary, prompting a road closure as crews worked to upright the cars.

No one was injured and no hazardous materials spilled during the incident, which happened on Carpenter Upchurch Road.

All lanes of the roadway, between Green Hope High School and Heritage Pines Drive, were closed. The road was expected to remain closed overnight and reopen for the morning commute.

Details on what caused the derailment were not immediately available.

Motorists are asked to take alternate routes. Louis Stephens Drive can be used to access the high school, officials said.


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  • djofraleigh Sep 19, 2012

    "Jump Tracks" is a term the RR got rid of I thought, but is sounds bigger than running off the rail. I was on Tweetsie RR when the engine only ran off the rail. Pretty easy but getting back on the rail took some clever engineer's experience.

  • mewubbau Sep 19, 2012

    If that road isn't opened tomorrow morning the carpool, that is already CRAZY, for Green Hope HS is going to be out of control!!! Glad nobody was hurt and nothing was spilled though:)