CSX Spills Corn in Friday Derailment Near Toledo

A CSX grain train that derailed early Friday morning in Toledo spilled corn near the city’s port.

There were no injuries, but the derailment blocked some city streets and rail lines for several hours.

News reports indicated that 10 covered hoppers carrying corn derailed shortly after 1 a.m. at Ironville Junction near the border of Toledo and Oregon, Ohio.

A report posted by The Blade of Toledo said the derailment tied up traffic on the CSX Toledo Terminal Subdivision and Norfolk Southern industrial tracks near the port that crosses CSX rails at Ironville Junction.

The rail lines of both Class 1 carriers were blocked for much of Friday.

The grain train had originated in Michigan. A CSX spokeswoman told The Blade that the cause of the derailment was under investigation.

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