3 cars of train carrying gravel, fertilizer derail in Manor

East Travis County Train Derailment (KXAN photo/Todd Bailey)
East Travis County Train Derailment (KXAN photo/Todd Bailey)

MANOR (KXAN) — Department of Public Safety troopers and cleanup crews are on scene of an early morning train derailment that closed an intersection in eastern Travis County, near Manor.

DPS said three tanker train cars overturned near the intersection of Parmer Lane and Old Highway 20 around 2 a.m. Thursday. The intersection is currently shut down and officials say it could remain that way until Thursday evening.

A Capital Metro spokesperson told us they own the line and Austin Western Railroad was driving the train. A cleanup crew from Houston is on the way to assist and fix the line, which could take 24 to 48 hours.

Capital Metro also said they do not allow ‘Class 1’ hazardous material on the tracks.

The cars were carrying fertilizer and gravel but nothing spilled out of the train cars.

No one was hurt in the crash.

The Texas Department of Transportation has been alerted to possible road repairs that may need done.

Manor ISD officials tell us that the derailment is only impacting one route to schools and any delays should be about 10 minutes.

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