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Streets, train service back to normal after derailment
No one injured when 3 cars have incident on tracks in Social Circle
CSX Depot
CSX Corp. operates a depot in Social Circle. - photo by David Clemons

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — All roads are reopened after a derailed train has been cleared.

CSX Corp. said normal train service has resumed at the site where three railcars derailed at about 11 a.m. Sunday. It happened along Willow Drive in Social Circle near the East Hightower Trail bridge.

Willow Drive was closed between the bridge and Oak Drive, and a portion remained closed into Monday morning as crews worked to clear the cars.

No one was injured in the derailment, and CSX said no hazardous materials were spilled. Dry cement was released from one of the cars.

A spokesperson for the company said crews removed the dry cement safely, moved all derailed cars from the tracks and completed repairs Sunday night.

The city closed Willow Drive for the safety of the re-railing equipment to access the area.

“We appreciate the community’s patience and apologize for any impacts this may have caused the public through Social Circle,” the company said. “This incident remains under investigation.”

The train was bound for Lithonia.