Road closed, crews investigating after train derails outside Loris

Crews investigating after train derails outside Loris
Crews investigating after train derails outside Loris(WMBF)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 2:15 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2023 at 3:02 PM EST
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LORIS, S.C. (WMBF) - Multiple train cars were turned over after a derailment Saturday outside Loris.

WMBF News Reporter Natasha Laguerre was at the scene off Highway 701 near Clio Road, where an investigation is ongoing.

Troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol are also assisting with traffic control. LCpl. Tyler Tidwell confirmed to WMBF News that Highway 701 between Clio Road and Secondary Road 19 is closed. Drivers can use a detour by taking Clio Road to Secondary Road 19 and then getting back on Highway 701.

A number of WMBF News viewers also sent photos and videos from the scene, showing several train cars off the tracks and on their sides.

Images also show what appears to be gravel or rocks spilling out of several of the cars.

No one was hurt, officials said.

WMBF News has reached out to railroad companies CSX and R.J. Corman for more information.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.