At Least 11 Cars Of Train Derail In Tuscaloosa

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File photo of a train. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a train. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say at least 11 cars of a Norfolk Southern train derailed while pulling away from a train yard in Tuscaloosa. reports that the train was heading to Birmingham when it derailed around 6 p.m. Friday, blocking an intersection in downtown Tuscaloosa. No injuries were reported.

Authorities say most of the cars were empty, though some were carrying coiled steel. Some tankers were involved in the derailment, but were empty and not seriously damaged.

Photos from the Tuscaloosa News showed crews using heavy equipment as they worked under floodlights to try and upright the cars and clear the scene.

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