3 tanker cars derail in NE Philly; no injuries

Several tanker cars from a freight train derailed at a northeastern Philadelphia intersection, but no leaks or injuries were reported.


Conrail spokesman John Enright said the derailment involved three cars and occurred just outside a rail yard in the Port Richmond section shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

He said the cause was unknown and the tanker cars were carrying acetone, a flammable liquid, but there were no leaks.

Enright said busy Aramingo Avenue would be blocked until the cars could be re-railed, probably after rush hour.

Motorists were told to expect detours and advised to avoid the area.

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