Train carrying crude oil derails near Philadelphia, no spill or injuries

The Reuters news agency reports that a train carrying crude oil derailed on Monday on a railroad bridge in Philadelphia. There were no leaks or injuries in the derailment near the Schuylkill River, which occurred about 1 a.m. EST, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.

CSX Railroad said it would take one to two days for workers to remove the oil and sand cargo and the derailed cars, Reuters reported.

The Schuylkill Expressway was closed for nearly an hour after the derailment and again at about noon, according to a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

CSX Corp released a statement saying the 101-car freight train was headed to Philadelphia from Chicago, and that seven cars derailed on the bridge.

Six of the derailed cars carried crude oil, CSX was quoted as saying. The cause of the derailment was unknown, and no injuries were reported.

The cars that derailed were at the back of the train, CSX said said in a statement. “The investigation continues into the cause of the derailment,” it said.


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