Developing: Train Derailment In Knox County

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knox County (WVLT) -- A Norfolk-Southern train derailed this evening in Northeastern Knox County.

The rail company tells us a 95 car train derailed at just before 6:30 this evening.

It happened while the train was leaving the John Sevier Rail Yard on Cement Plant road for Kingsport.

Five cars were involved in the derailment.

Three were carrying Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether, a paint solvent similar to diesel fuel.

The company estimates no more than a few cups of it were spilled.

It was cleaned up with-in the hour and now poses no threat to public health.

Norfolk-Southern has dispatched a crew to upright the two car's that over-turned.

They are expected to have the rail yard back to normal by tomorrow afternoon.

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  • by all the facts Location: Knox County on Aug 27, 2007 at 12:43 PM
    Hey Gary There was no need to notify anyone except emergency personell since it was a small spill and was controlled and contained immediately by Rural Metro FD and HEPACO
  • by Gary Shelton Location: knoxville on Aug 26, 2007 at 01:18 PM
    we have an apt building right beside the tracks WE WERE NOT NOTIFIED BY NS but thats about par 4 the railroad WE FOUND OUT ABOUT it when a channel 10 reporter stopped in a white van to get directions
  • by jean Location: knoxville on Aug 25, 2007 at 10:42 PM
    Where is Jessa Goddard? (spelling)?


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