Train Derails In Marion County, 14 Cars Off Track

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BEAR CREEK, Ala. (WHNT) – A train hauling crude oil had 14 cars come off the track Thursday in Marion County.

The cars derailed in Bear Creek on the tracks near Phillips High and Phillips Elementary Schools.  The schools were evacuated, on students’ last day, as a precaution.

Norfolk Southern Railroad is bringing in a crane from Atlanta to lift the cars back on the track.  Roads are open near the wreckage.

Phillips High School’s graduation is being moved to Northwest Shoals Community College’s Phil Campbell campus at 8 p.m.   Phil Campbell’s graduation is taking place at the same location at 6 p.m.