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Two streets still blocked due to train derailment


Two streets in East Savannah are closed due to a train derailment that occurred Friday morning.

East Bolton and Waldburg streets between Price Street and Atlantic Avenue are blocked due to the train derailment, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police. 

A freight train remains stopped until the carrier can put a car back that jumped the track. Rail Link is the company that owns the train. Crews said it happened at about 10 a.m. Friday when 400 feet of rail twisted causing the train to get off track.  

Julian Miller, public information administrator with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept., said the wheels of at least one of the cars jumped the track that caused the derailment. 

However, the train car never fell over onto its side. He said all the cars remained upright. They're stopped until the train company can get out there to lift the car back on the track. Miller did not have a timetable for when that is likely to happen.

There were no injuries. 

The train was not carrying anything hazardous, only particle board, oil, and box cars. Crews will be working throughout the night to put the train back on the track. 

But the roads will remain closed where the tracks intersect at East Bolden and Walburg until Saturday morning. 

These roads usually have a lot of traffic especially for folks that live in the area. 

"It's really inconvenient because we can't get through on the street," said neighbor Roice Gou.

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