No fewer than 30 rail cars derailed from track in Georgia on Saturday, without anyone injured as a temporary evacuation of the nearby area was called, the company said.
The incident occurred in Byromville, Georgia, a CSX spokesman said in a statement to Fox News, adding that they were working alongside local officials.
“A total of 30 rail cars derailed, including four railcars containing petroleum liquefied gas.
“Crews are working to re-rail the cars without damage and remove the derailed rail cars with damage from the area as quickly and safely as possible,” the statement said.
The CSX spokesman said the evacuation, which has since been lifted, was ordered “as a safety precaution.
Resident Stephanie Chapman told The Associated Press that the collision of cars was audible from where she was at the time, on a deer stand more than a mile from town.
“You could hear the rail cars hitting each other — boom-boom-boom-boom-boom,” Chapman said.
The initial evacuation was called for much of the town, however its perimeter was later reduced, Chapman told the outlet, adding that she was able to go to her office located roughly 300 yards away from the site by midday.
CSX praised first responders for their “swift response and continued assistance.”