Drivers who are trying to get home around Braswell Mountain this afternoon will need to find another route after a train caught fire this afternoon near the railroad crossing at Braswell Road in eastern Polk County.

The railroad crossing at Braswell Road not far past the overpass for Highway 278 was shut down after a Norfolk Southern engine caught fire near the crossing.




Polk County Volunteer Fire Department crews were dispatched and put the engine out and were able to get it extinguished within the last hour.

Officials noted area is closed down until further notice. Norfolk Southern is working to get another engine into move the train out of the way.

Until then, no movement is expected for the train with multiple freight cars at this time.

Those who are trying to access the area should utilize Coots Lake Road to Braswell Road to connect back to where the roadway is shut down.

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