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CSX: 32 cars derailed in Bedford County train derailment

Officials said preliminary reports indicate that 32 rail cars were derailed around 5 a.m., some of which contained hazardous materials. (WJAC)

HYNDMAN, Pa. (WJAC) - CSX officials are updating the situation of a train derailment that happened early Wednesday morning in Bedford County.

CSX officials said they are in Hyndman assisting emergency personnel and are assessing the scene.

Officials with the Hyndman Fire Department have evacuated all residents in a half radius of the crash, and no injuries have been reported.

Red Cross officials said a reception center displaced by the derailment will be setup at Hyndman Ministries Center.

Officials said preliminary reports indicate that 32 rail cars were derailed around 5 a.m., some of which contained hazardous materials.

At least one of those cars contained liquefied petroleum gas, and another contained molten sulphur, which has leaked and is on fire.

CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle said the train was traveling from Chicago to Selkirk, New York, and consisted of five locomotives and 178 rail cars.

"CSX's priority is to protect the public's safety and get assistance to anyone who might need it. CSX is working with local officials, the American Red Cross and other organizations to supply food, lodging, transportation and other necessities to community members who have been affected by this incident," Doolitte said.

He said that CSX will remain on the scene and work with local officials.

A number of roads are closed and some flight restrictions are in place.

For previous information, including road closures, click here.


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