Residents Told to Shelter in Place After Train Derailment in Springfield, Ohio (VIDEO)

A cargo train derailed in Springfield, Ohio on Saturday.

Residents are being told to shelter in place.

A hazmat crew is also on the scene.

“The Clark County Emergency Management Agency is asking residents within 1,000 feet of a train derailment at Ohio 41 near the Prime Ohio Business Park to shelter-in-place out of an abundance of caution.” – according to a post on Clark County’s Facebook page.

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WHIOTV reported:

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed deputes are on scene of a train derailment late Saturday afternoon.

Deputies and medics responded to the area of State Route 41 and Gateway Boulevard near the Clark County Fairgrounds around 5 p.m.

Dispatchers confirm to News Center 7 they are on scene but no other information was available at this time.

Video sent from a News Center 7 viewer shows a couple of box cars derailed.

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A hazmat crew is confirmed to be on scene, according to News Center 7′s Taylor Robertson.

The State Highway Patrol and Clark County Sheriff’s Office are also on scene.

We have a news crew on scene and will continue provide updates.


CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – The Clark County Emergency Management Agency has issued a shelter-in-place for all residents living near a train derailment on State Route 41 Saturday afternoon, according to Clark County Ohio’s Facebook page.

According to the post, residents who live within 1,000 feet of the site of the derailment are to avoid the area “out of an abundance of caution.”

“We ask that all residents in need of travel to Ohio 41 find alternate routes,” the post



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