Norfolk Southern train cars derail in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Five Norfolk Southern train cars derailed in Pittsburgh Saturday.

According to a company spokesperson, the steel cars were empty.

A 911 dispatcher said police, fire and EMS were initially called to the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood, on Brunot Island off Ohio River Boulevard. Traffic was impacted in the city’s Esplen and Elliott neighborhoods, along West Carson Street, where police say they responded to the incident.

There was no hazardous material involved, and the cars stayed upright, according to the Norfolk Southern spokesperson.

Pittsburgh Public Safety said the cars derailed around 9:30 to 10 a.m. They were called to West Carson Street just before 1 p.m.

No injuries were reported, according to officials.

West Carson Street from Corliss Street to the McKees Rocks Plaza was closed for hours.

The National Transportation Safety Board said they will not be investigating the incident.

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