Stalled train traps Trussville residents in neighborhood

TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) - A stalled train in Trussville caused trouble Friday morning for residents of one particular neighborhood.

A Norfolk-Southern train stalled Friday morning for more than an hour on tracks across Carrington Drive, the single entrance to the Carrington subdivision.

Carrington resident Margie Nixon told FOX6 News the train was stalled at 6:45 a.m. on Friday.  The train was cleared by 9 a.m.

Nixon said several school buses were among the vehicles trapped inside the neighborhood by the train, preventing children from getting to school. She told FOX6 News some parents took their children off the buses because they were cold.

Sandra Vernon, a spokesperson with Trussville City Schools, told FOX6 News three of their buses were stuck inside the neighborhood. She said the buses did have heating, but was unsure how many students were late to school because of the incident.

City officials told FOX6 News the train was stopped for mechanical problems.

Nixon said this was not the first incident with stalled trains. She says another stalled train prevented her from coming home on December 9th last year.

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