Shelter is in place and 1,500 are without power after ANOTHER Norfolk Southern route derails, this time in Springfield, Ohio — the company says no hazardous materials were involved in the latest pile-up
- Residents are urged to seek shelter after the Norfolk Southern train derails in Ohio
- The company says no one was injured and no hazardous materials were involved – though 1,500 residents are without power
- It comes after a train in Norfolk Southern caused a huge fire after it was derailed a month ago
A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Ohio on Saturday, leaving 1,500 residents without power and more forced to take shelter.
About 20 cars on a 212-car train derailed while traveling through Springfield, a Norfolk Southern spokesman said.
No one was reportedly injured and the company said no hazardous materials were involved, but reports suggest a hazmat crew is on the scene.
The derailment left about 1,500 residents without power.
And residents within 300 feet of the crime scene have been told to shelter in place “out of an abundance of caution.” No evacuation orders have yet been issued.
“The Clark County Emergency Management Agency is asking residents within 300 yards of a train derailment on Ohio 41 near Prime Ohio Business Park to take shelter at the scene as a precaution,” read a Facebook post from the county.
A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Ohio on Saturday as officials urged residents to seek shelter
About 1,500 Clark County residents are without power as a result of the derailment
“We are asking all residents who must travel to Ohio 41 to find alternate routes. Local and state officials are on the scene, including the Springfield Fire Rescue Division and the Springfield Police Department.”
The province later updated the message to clarify: “We have not issued any evacuation orders at this time. More than 1,500 residents are without power in Clark County.”
It comes after a month ago a Norfolk Southern train derailed in eastern Palestine, sparking a massive fire and evacuating thousands of residents.
A Norfolk Southern spokesperson said, “Tonight about 20 cars of a 212-car Norfolk Southern train derailed while traveling south near Springfield, Ohio.
No hazardous materials were involved and no injuries were reported. Our teams are on their way to the site to begin cleanup operations.”