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Cleanup Continues After Train Derails In Berry Hill

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Posted at 7:20 AM, Jul 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 19:02:41-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cleanup continued Tuesday morning after emergency crews were called to the scene of a train derailment in Nashville.

The derailment was reported around 7:30 p.m. Monday on Berry Road in Berry Hill. Metro Nashville Police along with Nashville Fire responded to the scene near the Goodwill store located just off Interstate 65.

CSX, the company who owned the train, said four cars flipped off the track. Three of cars were carrying plastic pellets used for packing and nothing hazardous. The fourth car was carrying sheet steel.

Train officials said there were no injuries or other vehicles involved.

Both CSX and The Tennessee Department of Transportation were investigating to figure out what caused the train cars to come off the tracks.

CSX crews were at the scene late Monday night working to clean up debris and get the train cars back on the track.

Berry Road was closed for several hours during the investigation, but reopened around 10 p.m.

CSX said the train had a total of two locomotives and 35 total rail cars carrying mixed freight.

It was still unknown what caused the train to derail.