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Train derailment cleanup continues near Highway 247 spur

Over two months after the derailment, crews are still cleaning up.

PERRY, Ga. — Crews continued to cleanup after a train derailment that happened in Houston County over two months ago. 

The derailment happened back in October near the Highway 247 spur. Norfolk Southern spokesperson Rachel McDonnell said at the time that 34 train cars came off the tracks. 

The accident caused roads to be closed and detours to be put into place at Saddle Creek Road on the south end.

Houston County Fire Chief Chris Stoner said crews were out Friday picking up what he believes to be the remaining Norfolk Southern train car.

Stoner said the Highway 247 spur was closed briefly while they removed it, and it was the worst buried of all the cars that derailed. 

RELATED: 'Have patience:' Highway 247 spur still closed as crews continue to clean up derailed train

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