CSX: 3 rail cars derail in southern Ohio; Residents can return home, shelter in place

HAMILTON COUNTY — Three CSX rail cars derailed from its train in Hamilton County Saturday night, according to a statement from a CSX spokesperson.

The derailment occurred at approximately 8 p.m. near the tracks on Wyoming Avenue, which is on the Wyoming, Lockland borderline, according to our media partners WCPO-9.

The spokesperson said one of the railcars was carrying plastic pellets and lost some contents.

According to a social media post from the City of Wyoming, hazmat crews determined these plastic pellets are called “Hop Flake” powder and they are non-hazardous and non-flammable.

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The other two rail cars that derailed are described as tank cars. One was empty and the other contained an unidentified liquid.

The spokesperson said the tank cars did not leak.

As of 10:23 p.m., hazmat crews advised that residents can return home and shelter in place.

The city’s post indicates that CSX will handle the cleanup and they hope to have the site cleared and the tracks open in the next 12 hours.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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