Clean up continues in Tontogany after train derails

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TONTOGANY, Oh, (WTVG) - Statement from CSX Transportation on train derailment in Tontogany:

At about 4:30 p.m. yesterday [Sunday], a CSX train carrying mixed freight derailed near Main Street in Tontogany, OH. The train was headed from Chicago, IL to CSX’s Stanley Yard near Toledo, OH carrying 144 loaded rail cars and 71 empty cars.

Six rail cars derailed and one of those rail cars struck a building near the tracks. No injuries were reported. CSX remains on scene as clean up operations continue. All cars have been re-railed except for one which was carrying plastic pellets that leaked product on the ground. The pellets are expected to be removed by tomorrow morning. Trains are expected to begin operating through the area today around 5:00 p.m. Eastern and will operate at lower speed.

Our first priority is to ensure the safety of the public and our crews as clean up continues. CSX thanks Wood County first responders for their swift and professional response and their continued support on site. We also appreciate the public’s patience while we work to restore the derailment site as quickly and as safely as possible.

At this time it is too early to speculate on what caused the derailment.

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