6 Cars Of A Freight Train Derail In Somerset County

CONFLUENCE, Pa. (AP) – Six cars of a freight train derailed this morning in Somerset County.

It happened early Wednesday in Lower Turkeyfoot Township at a crossing along Hogback Road.

Confluence Fire Chief Thomas Close Jr. tells WJAC-TV one of the cars was carrying flammable material, but no hazardous material has leaked. Close says the other cars include four empty flat cars and one car holding wheat and flour.

The Somerset County Hazardous Material Team is assisting with the cleanup along with contractors from CSX Transportation.

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