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10 Norfolk Southern train cars derail near Amherst; no injuries reported

Posted at 3:19 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 15:50:01-05

AMHERST, Ohio — No injuries were reported after 10 rail cars on a Norfolk Southern train derailed near Amherst, Ohio at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to an initial response from a Norfolk Southern Corporation representative.

Norfolk Southern personnel are en route to assess the site and coordinate cleanup and recovery efforts, said Rachel Bradshaw, the company’s media relations manager.

The mixed-freight train was traveling east from Elkhart, Indiana, to Binghamton, New York when the incident occurred. The cause of the derailment is under investigation, Bradshaw said.