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UPDATE: Evacuation ends in Georgia town where train derailed

An evacuation was lifted in a Middle Georgia town after a train derailment earlier Saturday had prompted officials to call for it.

“CSX hazmat team says there are no leaks and no need for further evacuation. Those who evacuated earlier may return to their homes,” Dooly County sheriff’s officials said on Facebook.

The evacuation in Byromville were ordered and traffic was diverted after officials learned that the train was carrying  pressurized propane.

Officials said shortly after noon that the Main Street railroad crossing is open.

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CSX, which operates the train, said the incident happened about 7 a.m., according to Macon television station WMAZ.

Fire Chief Brett Walls said 15-30 cars fell off a bridge onto Highway 90, WMAZ reported. He said a hazmat team advised officials to evacuate a half-mile in every direction of the accident.

No injuries were reported.

Byromville is about 130 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

In other news:

Atlanta police were chasing a stolen vehicle when it crashed with a Georgia State Patrol car doing a PIT maneuver.

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