SANDUSKY, Ohio — A train derailment in Sandusky on Saturday afternoon closed a main road in the city and knocked out power for those in the area.
The Norfolk Southern train derailed around 4 p.m. at the Columbus Ave. overpass.
Columbus Ave. and the Campbell St. rail crossing had to be closed due to the derailment, according to the City of Sandusky’s Twitter page.
There are no known injuries related to the derailment.
In a photograph of the incident, multiple rail cars can be seen spilled over the overpass and onto the road.
A spokesman for Norfolk Southern says the train had 101 total cars and a preliminary count of the cars that derailed totaled approximately 10.
Norfolk Southern says the train was hauling paraffin wax which is non-toxic.
The city says there was a leak of the wax but it has since hardened and poses no danger.
The line on which the train derailed is a major east-west rail line for freight and passenger trains.
Amtrak announced delays and the rerouting of service for many of their trains due to the derailment throughout the evening on Saturday.
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