Evacuations in Maryville, Tennessee (USA) after train carrying toxic substance derailed

A train carrying the flammable, toxic acrylonitrile, derailed this morning near Maryville, just outside Knoxville, Tennessee, with at least one tank car on fire. Anyone within a 2-mile radius of the area has been evacuated since the substance is dangerous if inhaled.

Advice For Travellers

The evacuation will be in effect for 24 to 48 hours. Maryville is located just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park about 20 miles south of Knoxville.