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Derailed train back on track

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A train is back on track after a derailment between the 100 block of Marstellar St. and S. Front St. in Wilmington blocked the road for several hours this morning.

Wilmington Fire Department Batt. Chief Tim Smith says the train slid off the tracks around midnight but did not overturn.

He says they do not think it was caused by the chilly weather. However he did have a few pointers for how to deal with the cold.

“If you can stay inside, indoors, the best thing to do is stay bundled up beside a fireplace, have a glass of wine, something, whatever. Just stay indoors, because it’s going to be brutally cold,” Smith said.

Smith says to make sure you have plenty of water and food. And for drivers who may not be used to the icy weather, Smith says to stay off the roads at all costs.


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