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Train derails near Fountaintown causing power outage, traffic delays

A train derailment has occurred at the CSX tracks just north of U.S. 52 along the Shelby County/Hancock County line.

The derailment of cars reportedly carrying propane is near Division Road in Fountaintown and has left much of the train sitting on the track that crosses State Road 9.

Duke Energy currently has 427 customers without power as a direct result of the derailment.

Both the transmission and distribution structure in the railbed was damaged, according to Jean Renk with Duke Energy.

Repair work cannot begin until the train cars are removed.

“Customers should expect a delay on their power return,” confirmed Renk.