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Train derails in Raleigh

Posted July 4, 2010 4:47 p.m. EDT
Updated July 5, 2010 2:25 p.m. EDT

A freight train derailed in Raleigh Sunday, July 4, 2010, but none of the ethanol in the cars leaked.

— The process of restoring a freight train to the tracks in Raleigh should be complete by

Seven cars of a freight train slid off the tracks in Raleigh Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Fairview Road, a spokesman with Norfolk Southern said.

The train of two locomotives and 108 cars was coming from Linwood to Raleigh at the time of the incident, according to Robin Chapman.

None of the ethanol in the cars leaked and no one was hurt, he said.

The cars blocked the intersection, forcing drivers to detour around the area. The intersection was clear by 4 a.m. Monday.