On Saturday evening, a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Springfield, Ohio.
Hazmat crews are responding to the scene.
Clark County officials asked residents within 1,000 feet of the derailment site to shelter-in-place out of an abundance of caution.
Does this whole scenario feel like Deja vu?
Hazmat crew is heading to site of what is being reported as a major train derailment in Springfield, Ohio. pic.twitter.com/jGq2h4YbGe
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 4, 2023
The state of Ohio cannot catch a break with train derailments and manufacturing disasters.
BREAKING: Train derails in Ohio
Here is what has happened in Ohio in the past month:
-East Palestine disaster
-Metal factory explosion in Bedford
-Metal fabricator plant explosion in Cleveland
-Warehouse fire in Cincinnati
-Train derailment in Springfieldpic.twitter.com/IJbvhle1sW
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 4, 2023
Another train derailment, this time in Springfield Ohio. My parents took this video an hour ago. pic.twitter.com/f8AtccxNvc
— Braedon Phillips (@braephilly) March 4, 2023
There are rumors that the train was carrying hazardous chemicals.
However, there has been zero confirmation of those reports at this moment.
Norfolk Southern has stated that no hazardous materials were involved in the train derailment.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS:
There has been ANOTHER train derailment in Ohio that was (allegedly) carrying hazardous chemicals.
Local media outlets say that a hazmat team has been deployed.
Pray for Springfield, Ohio. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/LTdN9TWRca
— Xaviaer DuRousseau (@XAVIAERD) March 4, 2023
🚨#BREAKING: A massive train derailment occurred in Springfield, OH near the Clark County Fairgrounds main entrance on State Route 41. Emergency responders are on the scene. Details are still emerging. Stay tuned for updates. #Springfield #Ohio #trainderailment #trainderailment pic.twitter.com/K8ndRXd2Oa
— Catalyst for Change (@ChangeLabHQ) March 5, 2023
There are also reports of power outages due to downed power lines.
Shelter in place issued due to Springfield, Ohio train derailment. Also reports of power outages pic.twitter.com/9jCB4hwfqk
— BNO News Live (@BNODesk) March 5, 2023
A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Clark County on Saturday, prompting Clark County officials to ask residents to shelter in place out of an abundance of caution.
“The Clark County Emergency Management Agency is asking residents within 1,000 feet of a train derailment at Ohio 41 near the Prime Ohio Business Park to shelter-in-place out of an abundance of caution,” a post by the county reads on Facebook. “We ask that all residents in need of travel to Ohio 41 find alternate routes. Local and state officials are on scene, including the Springfield Fire Rescue Division and the Springfield Police Department.”
According to a spokesperson for Norfolk Southern, approximately 20 cars of a 212-car train derailed while traveling south through Springfield. The company said no one was injured in the derailment and that no hazardous materials were involved.
Crews from Norfolk Southern are on their way to the scene to begin cleanup operations.
According to the Springfield Post of Ohio State Patrol (OSP), OH-41 at I-70 is closed to traffic, along with Bird Road. OSP and fire crews confirmed that Hazmat was called to the scene.
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