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Train car derails in Douglas, railroad crossing closed Monday morning


Featured Employees from CSX load an excavator onto a trailer Monday morning after it was used to help clear the railroad tracks near Griffin's Warehouse in Douglas. The crossing was closed for several hours Monday morning and could remain closed until early afternoon. Robert Preston, Jr./DouglasNow.com Employees from CSX load an excavator onto a trailer Monday morning after it was used to help clear the railroad tracks near Griffin's Warehouse in Douglas. The crossing was closed for several hours Monday morning and could remain closed until early afternoon.

Monday didn't get off to a very good start for a train moving through Douglas.

On Monday morning, a CSX train car derailed near Griffin’s Warehouse in Douglas along the crossing at Pearl Avenue.  Crossings will be blocked from Pearl Avenue to Gaskin Avenue.  Motorists are asked to see alternative routes until the derailed car has been removed from the tracks.  The estimated time the crossings will be closed is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 At the time of this press release, CSX has not released an official statement as to the cause of the derailment. 

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