Train cars derail in Scioto County; no injuries reported

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SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio – Several train cars derailed in Scioto County Thursday afternoon.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the train derailed around 4:50 p.m. near Fairground Road along U.S. 23 just north of Lucasville.

The Scioto County Emergency Management Agency said the train is from Norfolk Southern Railway.

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Norfolk Southern Corporation said the train was traveling east to Linwood, North Carolina. when it derailed near Waverly. An estimated 13 cars derailed with three or four on their sides. Some cars that derailed were transporting grain and had some material spill alongside the tracks.

"Norfolk Southern has personnel on the scene to begin recovery efforts. Norfolk Southern personnel are working closely with local first responders to secure the scene, and the safety of our employees, emergency responders, and the community is our top priority," the company said in a statement.

U.S. 23 was closed in the area of the scene as a precaution but has since reopened.

There are no reported injuries.