NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Emergency crews responded to a train derailment in North Charleston Saturday morning.

According to the North Charleston Police Department, the derailment happened Saturday near McMillan Avenue just before the entrance to the Navy Base.

The freight train blocked the entire road from 9:20 a.m. until 8:20 p.m.

Reports say that the train cars were empty at the time of the derailment.

Palmetto Railways own the track where the incident occurred.

Palmetto Railways told News 2 that they were assisting in rerailing the train to ensure that the rail and nearby traffic can resume.

As is standard procedure, an investigation is underway.