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Cleanup continues after train derailment near Richmond-Burke County line

MCBEAN, GA (WFXG) -

Update: Crews are continuing to clean up after a train derailed Tuesday afternoon near the Burke and Richmond County line. 

The derailment happened around 1 p.m. near Mike Padgett Highway after the train collided with a logging truck.

The driver of the logging truck was sent to the hospital, a spokesperson for Norfolk Southern said. The driver of a pickup truck that was on the other side of the tracks when the collision happened was also treated.

No one on the train crew was injured, the spokesperson said.

Crews are opening up the rail line and installing new track panels, according to Norfolk Southern. The damaged train cars are being disposed as scrap. A highway signal was also damaged during the collision.

Augusta EMA said Tuesday that Mike Padgett Highway would re-open by Thursday afternoon.

Original story, Sept. 17: An 18-wheeler collided with a Norfolk Southern train near Mike Padgett Highway and the Richmond and Burke County line Tuesday afternoon, causing the train to derail, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, which was carrying logs, was able to jump out of his truck before the train hit, according to the sheriff's office. He was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

Mike Padgett Highway will be closed for at least 48 hours due to the crash, according to Augusta EMA.

Traffic traveling southbound on Highway 56 (Mike Padgett Highway) will be detoured to Hephzibah-McBean Road to Highway 25.

Northbound traffic is being detoured at the bypass in Waynesboro, and Burke County dispatch also says they are routing traffic through Old Waynesboro Road to Augusta.

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