A train derailment in Panama on Sunday morning kept multiple emergency crews busy throughout the day. The Shoal Creek Fire Protection District was dispatched at 6:46 AM on Sunday to a Norfolk and Southern train loaded with coal at the southern end of Depot Street for the derailment. There were 24 cars in total that were derailed. No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were involved.
Chris-Mont EMA provided relief for the Fire Department who worked with the SCFPD and Norfolk Southern/Hulcher Services to help clean up debris and material that had spilled.
The area is very congested with heavy equipment and limited roadway access, so the public is asked to avoid the area. For more information please contact Kevin Schott, Deputy EMA Director at 971-8196.