MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - An overturned car led to extended closures at several railroad crossings in East Memphis after a train derailed early Sunday morning.
The car overturned at Poplar and Mendenhall around 5:45am on February 5, 2012. The train was pulling 19 cars headed eastbound alongside Poplar Avenue. The Poplar Avenue railroad crossings at White Station, Truse Parkway and Mendenhall were all blocked as crews worked to clear the scene. No injuries were reported.
Officers and personnel with Norfolk-Southern Railroad stated that no toxic liquids or materials were being hauled. The overturned car was carrying machinery containing fuel and oil, but no leaks were detected.
The Memphis Fire Department and MLGW assisted with the assessment and clean-up; the cause of the derailment is under investigation.