Troopers Investigate Freight Train Derailment In Millsboro - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Troopers Investigate Freight Train Derailment In Millsboro

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MILLSBORO, Del. - Delaware State Police say they are investigating the derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train that occurred north of Millsboro earlier this morning.

According to reports, at around 4:00 AM this morning, the Norfolk Southern freight train, with about seventy train cars hauling stone, being pulled by two locomotives, was traveling southbound on the railroad tracks in a wooded area north of Millsboro. The train reportedly derailed on a section of the tracks east of US 113. The tracks run parallel with the highway between West State Street and Patriots Way. Fifteen of the cars were allegedly forced off of the tracks and overturned, spilling their contents of stone, while the rest remained upright. The two locomotives also reportedly derailed but remained upright. The train conductor and engineer onboard during the incident were not injured. Police say a small portion of the railroad track was destroyed due to the incident.

Police say there are no hazardous conditions and no hazards or threats to the environment or surrounding communities. There are also reportedly no detours or road closures in the area of the derailment. Troopers, along with Norfolk Southern officials are reportedly on the scene continuing to investigate why the incident occurred.

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