A train that derailed in Springfield, Ohio, over the weekend belongs to Norfolk Southern, the same train company responsible for the toxic train derailment in East Palestine last month.
Local media reported that the company claimed that 20 cars out of the 212-car train derailed while traveling through the town. The company claimed that no one was hurt and that no toxic chemicals were involved.
“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,” Clark County said on social media. “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.”
“We’re also aware of power outages in the area due to downed power lines,” the statement added. “We’re working to gather more details and will provide more information as it becomes available.”
DEVELOPING: Video captures the moment 20 Norfolk Southern rail cars derail in Springfield, Ohio.
⚠️ Reports of power outages in the area — shelter in place ordered. pic.twitter.com/QLP1OV73bf
— Upward News (@UpwardNewsHQ) March 5, 2023
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