Video: Residents told to shelter in place after Norfolk Southern cargo train derails in Springfield, Ohio

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A cargo train derailed on Saturday afternoon in Springfield, Ohio. The train is reportedly owned by Norfolk Southern, which is the same railroad company involved in the disastrous train derailment in East Palestine on Feb. 3.

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday, a Norfolk Southern train with 212 cars derailed and sent between 20 and 30 cars off the tracks near State Route 41.

Sgt. David Slanker of the Springfield Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol told WCPO-TV, “There are a lot of cars that are derailed and we’re investigating right now to determine what they contain, and if any are leaking.”

Slanker was not sure if there were tanker cars involved in the derailment. He said there is no hazard notice for the community at the moment, but did say that hazmat crews were at the crash site.

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A Norfolk Southern spokesperson told WDTN that there was no hazardous materials involved in the crash.

The Springfield Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol, Springfield Township Fire Department, and Springfield Police Division responded to the emergency.

There were no injuries reported.

The derailment knocked down several power lines, which caused power outages in the area.

The Clark County Emergency Management Agency advised residents within 1,000 feet of the derailment to shelter in place “out of an abundance of caution.” The agency also asked local residents to avoid any travel near the area of the derailment.

Onlookers shared purported videos of the Springfield train derailment on social media, including the exact moment that the cars ran off the tracks.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with any new details.

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