Train derails in York County, closes road for hours

Train derails in York County, closes road for hours
(Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)
(Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)

YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - A Norfolk Souther Freight Train derailed in York County Wednesday morning.

Four cars derailed and one car flipped near Cureton Ferry Road and Robles Road in the Catawba/Leslie area. York County Emergency Management says there is no threat to the public and no injuries have been reported.

The incident was reported around 8:40 a.m.

A heavy presence of emergency vehicles will be in the area, causing possible road closures.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced that Secondary Road S-46-832 (Rowells Road) in York County will be closed to through traffic until Thursday afternoon due to the line train derailment.

Officials said a detour route is in place.

  • The detour begins from the intersection of S-46-832 (Rowells Road) and S-46-697 (Cureton Ferry Road).
  • Proceed northwest 0.63 miles to S-46-1349 (Pottery Road).
  • Turn left onto S-46-1349 (Pottery Road) and proceed southeast for 0.48 miles to S-46-949 (College Road).
  • Turn right onto S-46-949 (College Road) and continue southeast for 0.33 miles to S-46-832 (Rowells Road).

The total detour length is 1.44 miles.

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