NS train derails in Mississippi area hit by flooding

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LUMBERTON, Miss. — More than two dozen cars of a Norfolk Southern train derailed Saturday morning, an incident believed to have caused by flooding in the area.

The Associated Press reports that a Norfolk Southern spokeswoman said in an email that the train, en route from Birmingham, Ala., to New Orleans, derailed about 7:15 a.m. Three of the cars that derailed were carrying steel and the other 25 were empty. A WLOX-TV video of the derailment also shows at least one locomotive on its side. The TV station reports that roads in the area were closed by flooding.

Amtrak’s Crescent was annulled in both directions between Birmingham and New Orleans on Saturday, but as of 11 a.m. Sunday, the Amtrak website shows Sunday’s Crescents operating through the affected area in both directions.

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