Train derails in Harrodsburg, impacts downtown traffic

HARRODSBURG, Ky, (WTVQ) – A Norfolk Southern train hauling coal derailed in downtown Harrodsburg on Thursday.

Source: Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer/Facebook

Source: Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer/Facebook

A post on the Harrodsburg Police Department Facebook page stated that a train has derailed around 5 p.m.

According to the Harrodsburg Police Department, the derailment happened near the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. That puts it in the area of the E Lexington Street crossing.

There were no hazardous materials involved and there were

Source: Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer/Facebook

Source: Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer/Facebook

no  injuries.

State highway authorities were helping direct traffic in the area.

There was only one railroad crossing open to traffic at West Lane.  The Lexington Street and College Street crossings were closed by the derailment.  Motorists were using the bypass.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the derailment.

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