AP: Freight train derails in Northwestern Pa., no evacuations
A freight train carrying flammable gas has derailed in northwestern Pennsylvania, but authorities say no hazardous material has leaked.
Crawford County emergency management officials say five cars derailed on the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad on Friday afternoon. The accident happened about a mile north of the New Lebanon crossing, near the Crawford and Mercer county line.
Emergency responders say four derailed cars were carrying non-hazardous materials. They say one tanker contained a flammable gas called isobutylene.
Officials say nothing spilled from any car, and no injuries were reported.
That section of tracks will be closed until the cars can be righted, which officials say could take up to a week.
The railroad company says the accident happened in a remote, rural area and no evacuations were necessary.
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