Train derails in Seneca Co.

Train derails in Seneca Co.

SENECA COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - A train derailed on a Norfolk Southern railroad track in Seneca County Tuesday morning.

The accident happened near Township Road 122 near Republic, about ten miles outside of Bellevue, around 10:45 p.m.

Public relations manager of Norfolk Southern Johnathon Glass said nine cars were derailed.

There were no injuries and no hazardous materials involved, and no roads were blocked.

Glass said the train consisted of three locomotives and 53 rails cars loaded with intermodal shipping containers headed for Chicago. The train was 10,284 feet long and weighed 11,723 tons.

He said a train such as this transports a mix of consumer goods such as clothing, washing machines and food items.

Crews from Norfolk Southern and RJ Corman Railroad Services are assisting at the scene,according to the Seneca County Sheriff's Office.

Cars traveling east on Township Road 122 near the derailment site should use caution and be on the lookout for heavy equipment.

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