Train Derails In McDowell County on Sunday Afternoon, No Reported Injuries

Last Updated on December 30, 2018 3:23 pm

No injuries are being reported after a train derailed in McDowell County on Sunday afternoon.

Four cars derailed at Peppers Creek Road, according to WLOS-TV.

WLOS-TV and a Facebook page titled NCFireFighters confirms an active ammonium nitrate leak.

 According to the NCDOT travel information site, the unpaved section of SR 1566 (Peppers Creek Rd.) is closed due to a train derailment and the road is closed from the end of pavement to the Mitchell Co. Line. The cause of the derailment has not yet been released. 

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