SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — About 20 Norfolk Southern freight trains derailed near Springfield on Saturday night, the company’s second train derailment in Ohio in a month, officials said. officials said.
But unlike the Feb. 3 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, a company spokesperson said there were no hazardous materials on the train. columbus dispatch report.
The empty train derailed on State Route 41 near the Clark County Fairgrounds around 5 p.m. Saturday, Dispatch reported. Springfield is located approximately 46 miles (74 km) west of the state capital of Columbus, Ohio.
A spokesman for Norfolk Southern said 20 of the 212-car train derailed while heading south.
Sean Heaton told Springfield News-Sun When I was waiting at the intersection for a train to cross the intersection, I caught a video of the beginning of the derailment.
“I was right there, playing on my phone, and I heard a loud bang. I heard a loud bang and we started recording,” said Heaton. “When I heard the bang, all sorts of debris and metal started popping out from under the car.
Clark County Emergency Management has asked residents within 1,000 feet of the derailment to shelter in place, but said it has not issued a formal evacuation order.
In an update at 8:50 p.m. EDT, the agency said it was working to ensure it did not contain harmful substances.
February 3 38 cars Norfolk Southern freight train Several carriages of a train carrying hazardous materials were set on fire after a train derailed in Eastern Palestine in northeastern Ohio near Pennsylvania.
No one was injured, but nearby areas in both states were endangered. The crash displaced about half of the town’s 5,000 residents, sparking an ongoing multi-governmental emergency response and lingering worry Among villagers of long-term health effects.
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