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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Derailment stops traffic

Six railroad cars jump the tracks in Wawbeek; Hwy. 31 shut down

 

July 19, 2018

Stephanie Cunningham

Train derailment in Wawbeek leaves CSX worker questioning what happened

Emergency personnel were on the scene for almost 24 hours straight beginning last Wednesday evening when six cars of a 13,000 foot CSX train derailed in Wawbeek forcing the closure of Highway 31 until late Thursday afternoon.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said the first 911 call concerning the derailment came shortly before 6 p.m.

Lambert said when emergency personnel arrived on the scene they made contact with the conductor and were informed that the derailed cars contained large rolls of paper and polyvinyl pellets used in manufacturing and all materials were...



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