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UPDATED: CSX Derailment Occurs Near Turkeyfoot

July 19th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

After midnight this morning, a CSX train derailed near Turkeyfoot in Somerset County.

A separate report of one near Hyndman turned out to be erroneous.  Both towns have a Hogback Road, which was the road mentioned as a location for the derailment.

Six cars were reported to be involved in the derailment, including one carrying flammable materials.  There was no spillage reported in the incident.

Firemen from Confluence, the Somerset County Hazmat Team, and CSX responded to the area.

Rob Doolittle, from CSX, supplied the following information:

At approx. 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, a CSX freight train traveling from Chicago, Ill., to Selkirk, N.Y., derailed 7 freight cars near Hogs Back Road near Confluence, Penn. There were no injuries as a result of this incident, and no leaks or spills of any freight from the train. The cars involved include four flat cars, two cars containing wheat flour, and one tank car containing industrial alcohol. The train consists of two locomotives and 156 freight cars total, and is carrying a variety of freight.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

CSX personnel and contractors are on the scene and will soon begin the process of re-railing and removing the cars involved in the derailment. The team will work as quickly as safety allows to re-rail the cars and restore the scene.

CSX appreciates the quick response of Confluence and Somerset County emergency services personnel who responded to the incident early this morning, and we apologize to residents of the area who may be inconvenienced while we work to recover from this incident.

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