NS Derails 15 Cars in Steubenville

Fifteen cars carrying trash in the consist of a Norfolk Southern train derailed Sunday morning in Steubenville.

There were no injuries. The derailment was reported to Jefferson County emergency personnel about 7 a.m. on Sunday.

The derailment site was along Ohio Route 7 and some trash containers dropped to the Ohio River.

Rob Herrington, Jefferson County Deputy Director of EMA and 911 Director, said workers were removing debris from the river using booms. He said it would take a few days to complete the cleanup.

Herrington said contractor RJ Corman Railroad Services was doing the cleanup work.

It was the third derailment on NS in Ohio in recent weeks. Other derailments have occurred in Ravenna on the Cleveland Line and in Sandusky on the Chicago Line.

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