Eight Cars of Norfolk-Southern Freight Train Derails in Mt. Vernon
The derailment is in the area of Liberty Road and Rackaway near Mt. Vernon Township High School. Mt. Vernon Police say one of the derailed cars was releasing ethanol. They report there have been no evacuations or injuries reported. The derailment has closed off Liberty Road at the dog pound and Perkins at Shawnee. Mt. Vernon Police are asking everyone to stay out of the area to prevent interference with Fire Department operatons.
The Mt. Vernon Fire Department's hazardous materials team is on the scene handling clean-up. The detailment was first reported at 6:25 Sunday morning. Watch for further updates.
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