A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Clark County, Ohio, causing a severe impact on the community. The incident occurred yesterday, with the railroad stating that no toxins were aboard the train. However, as a precaution, Clark County residents were asked to shelter in place following the 20-car derailment. Emergency crews and hazmat teams were immediately dispatched to the scene.
Officials have reported that no signs of a spill were found after an investigation. However, the cause of the derailment remains unknown, and crews are currently working to assess the damage caused. There were no reports of any injuries, and the area remains secured.
Local news sources have reported that many residents were shaken by the event, with one resident stating that the derailment was “loud and scary.” It is not yet known when the area will be cleared or when residents will be allowed to return home.
This is not the first time a Norfolk Southern train has derailed in Ohio, with a similar incident occurring in March 2020. As investigations continue, the community is left to assess the aftermath of the accident and rebuild.