Norfolk Southern train derails near Greensboro

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WITN) – Norfolk Southern Police Department is confirming a freight train derailed in Lexington Saturday morning.

Someone at the Norfolk Southern Police Department said there doesn’t appear to be a threat to the public. The derailment happened between milepost 319.6 and 320.9 and led to delays for Amtrak passengers.

No information was provided as to the cause of the derailment.

A spokesperson with Amtrak said Train 75 arrived in Charlotte (its last stop) at 3:40 p.m., which was two and a half hours late. A second train was also impacted by the derailment.

This comes after a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio earlier this month, leading to the release of toxic chemicals.