Train derails in Harrodsburg

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HARRODSBURG, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Harrodsburg Thursday afternoon.

One neighbor who lives right next to the tracks says she heard a loud boom as the cars slid off the side. When she looked out the window, she saw utility poles falling to the ground and the wheels from one train car flying up in the air.

“It concerns me because we’ve got three kids here and you don’t want anything to happen to them,” Sharon Price said.

Price lives just feet away from the train tracks. Even though the derailed cars were just a few blocks from her, it’s enough to make her worry it could happen right in her yard.

“I’ve been concerned about that because it makes a lot of noise all the time, but at times it gets loud enough I think ‘uh-oh the train’s derailing.’ And of course it would probably hit us,” Price said.

No homes were hit, and there were no injuries reported.

Norfolk Southern says the cars that jumped the tracks were reported empty.

But still, Price isn’t so sure how much longer she’ll stick around this close to the rails.

“It makes me more anxious to move. Because I don’t want it to injure any of us or damage our property,” Price said.

Had the train fell to the other side, it could have been a lot worse of a situation. There are several homes in that spot, and a few are right next to the tracks.

Crews are out working to clear the train and also reopen crossings into town.

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