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Train Jumps Tracks in Fayetteville

Posted November 12, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Rail passengers whose route takes them through Fayetteville are finding their itinerary changed. Six freight cars jumped the tracks in Fayetteville last night, blocking the right-of-way. Passengers are being linked by bus so they can continue their train trips.

The mishap occurred about 10 p.m. in a switching area.

Initially, Fayetteville police had to close traffic in a four-block area, including Rowan Street Bridge and nearby roads, but all of those avenues are now open.

No one was hurt in the derailment.