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Several empty container cars derailed from a westbound freight train Sunday night in New Albany, Police Chief Todd Bailey said in a news release.
No injuries were reported in the derailment, no hazardous materials spilled and there was no risk to public safety, the news release said.
The cause of this incident is under investigation by Norfolk Southern rail line personnel.
New Albany police and fire were notified of a possible derailment at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Emergency responders went to the Norfolk Southern rail line south of East Main Street between East Sixth Street and East 10th Street. Several empty container cars had derailed from the westbound freight train.
“We are glad nobody was injured during this event. Crews are working to reopen the affected areas as quickly as possible,” Bailey said.
This article first appeared on www.newsandtribune.com
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