Train derails in Nashville, buildings evacuated

Posted at 3:06 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 05:21:51-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A train derailed in Nashville, prompting evacuations of nearby buildings and businesses.

It happened at 2605 Fessey Park Road and Berry Road Wednesday afternoon.

CSX said six trucks derailed, some completely overturned off the tracks and two of which spilled their contents of soybean oil and barley. The crash presented no danger to community, but crossings are blocked.

A Nashville Fire Department official said they are working to keep the oil from continuing to spill. The cause of the crash is unknown and is under investigation.

Berry Hill Police Department officials said even though the train was not carrying flammable materials, they evacuated surrounding buildings including a Goodwill and the Berry Hill Post Office.

A total about about 50 people were forced out of the area.

"Oh it could've been catastrophic if there was a flammable item inside one of these tankers it could've been real bad for everybody," said Corp. Tony Russo.

Berry Road is shut down and crossings will be blocked until CSX deems it safe to pass.