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Two coal train cars carrying 200,000 pounds of raw steel derails in Clark County

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 2:23 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

Upper Valley Pike outside of Tremont City Road is blocked after two coal train cars carrying 200,000 pounds of raw steel derailed and landed on their side.

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The incident occurred before 2 p.m. Sunday at the 5100 block of Upper Valley Pike at the cross of Tremont City Road and St. Paris, according to German Twp. dispatch.

German Twp. police are on the scene working to open the road, according to dispatch reports.

According to German Twp. Police Chief Michael Stitzel, the thawing with the warmer temperatures caused the tracks to shift. The last two cars on the train then tipped when they shifted on the tracks. 

The railroad company doesn’t know when the mess will be cleaned up.