BARTOW, Ga. (WAVY)- Norfolk Southern Railroad Company is sending a hazardous materials team to a small town in Georgia to help with a train derailment that forced people to evacuate. The train carrying chemicals derailed Sunday night and injured three people working for the railroad.
Town leaders evacuated about 280 people because some of the chemicals spilled including hydrochloric acid. Norfolk Southern confirmed some cars contained chlorine, but none of them leaked.
Fourteen years ago to the day, a train carrying chlorine derailed in Graniteville, SC, killing 9 people.
Reporting by: WFXG-TV