A train derailment spilled tons of coal just east of County Road 55 in DeKalb County near Auburn.
According to CSX, at least 12 cars derailed, and the damage to the tracks and the cars was extensive.
WFFT reports that one person who told them they had lived next to the tracks for more than twenty years, said they knew something was wrong when they heard a loud squeal that got louder and louder as the train approached.
Officials say the cleanup could take days, and then the tracks will need to be repaired too.
Nobody was hurt.