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Trains derail and block streets in the suburbs of Atlanta | Nationwide

Hiram, Georgia (AP) — A freight train derailed in the northwestern suburbs of Atlanta late Saturday, blocking roads and injuring two crew members.

Local news outlets report that the Norfolk Southern Railway locomotive and seven freight cars were overthrown in Hiram, which is part of an 88-car train.

Norfolk Southern, based in Atlanta, said the two crew members were taken to a nearby hospital and released early Sunday.

The railroad said the other two locomotives pulling the train remained upright. The crew was working on Sunday to lift the derailed car and restart the truck.

Some streets in the area may be closed until Monday, according to Hiram police.

Norfolk Southern said Sunday that it was investigating the cause of the derailment and would report the results to the Federal Railroad Administration. The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating.

Some diesel spilled from a fallen locomotive, but the company said the fuel would not cause serious environmental damage.

Paulding County officials said the trains used to carry ethanol, but those cars were empty.

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Trains derail and block streets in the suburbs of Atlanta | Nationwide

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