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BREAKING: Another Norfolk Southern Train Derails In Ohio, Hazmat Crews Responding


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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?

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The state of Ohio cannot catch a break with train derailments and manufacturing disasters.

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.

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There are also reports of power outages due to downed power lines.

WDTN reported:

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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.

This story is developing!



 

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