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'No evidence of spillage': Shelter-in-place order lifted following train derailment in Clark County

Officials say 20 cars of a 212-car Norfolk Southern train derailed while traveling southbound in Springfield Saturday evening.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Officials said there is no sign of a spill after a train derailment in Clark County Saturday evening prompted a heavy response from first responders and authorities in the area.

Approximately 20 cars of a 212-car Norfolk Southern train derailed while traveling southbound in Springfield, according to a spokesperson from the railway company. There were no hazardous materials involved.

The derailment happened in the area of state Route 41 and Gateway Boulevard, near the Clark County Fairgrounds around 5 p.m., CBS affiliate WHIO reports.

According to an update posted on Clark County's official Facebook page Sunday morning, "There is no indication of any injuries or risk to public health at this time." 

The update also said that crews from Norfolk Southern, the county hazmat team and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency each examined the site and found "no evidence of spillage."

In a press conference on Sunday, Ohio EPA Director Anne Vogel said that one PVC pellet car has affected the soil. EPA plans to remain on site as Norfolk Southern removes the derailed cars to ensure that the soil under the ground is not impacted.

The shelter-in-place order issued for people living within 1,000 feet of the derailment by the Clark County Emergency Management Agency has been lifted. State Route 41 remains closed until further notice.

More than 1,500 residents reportedly lost power due to downed power lines, according to Clark County EMA.

This is a developing story. Stay with 10TV News for any updates.

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