LAKE CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — The Charles Street railroad crossing in Lake City reopened Tuesday evening after 25 cars of a CSX freight train derailed after hitting a vehicle that was stopped on the tracks, officials said.
No injuries were reported, but the crash initially closed crossings at Dansing, Charles, Main and Thomas streets while crews worked throughout Tuesday to remove the rail cars and inspect the tracks.
“While the city administration offices have a new view across the track, the city is grateful for the response and dedication of all involved in helping restore this main artery of Lake City,” City Administrator William A. Hall said in a statement.
Parts of Acline Street east of the Charles Street crossing remained closed Wednesday morning as crews clean up, according to officials.
Meanwhile, the city said some people were still experiencing water problems late Tuesday afternoon because of damage on Acline Street caused by the derailment. There was no water east of the tracks and reports of low water pressure west of the tracks, the city said.
A boil water advisory for Lake Street, Acline Street, Sauls Street, and Main Street remained in effect, according to officials.
The crash remains under investigation by Lake City police and CSX officials.
No additional information was immediately available.
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