CSX train derails on Jacksonville’s Northside, Haz-Mat Teams Conducting Assessments



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A CSX train derailed Sunday night near the Busch plant on Jacksonville’s Northside.  A major cleanup was underway Monday as eight rail cars, two of which were carrying ethanol, went off the tracks around 10 p.m. at Main Street North and Busch Drive, CSX reported. CSX representatives said no one was injured in the incident and there are no indications of any leaks. However, the cleanup could take several days as the two rail cars carrying ethanol derailed into Cedar Creek.

These photos released by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department show the rail cars turned on their sides.  Although no evacuations were ordered for the area, hazmat was dispatched to evaluate the area for potentially dangerous materials. Multiple teams from CSX also worked around the clock to get the accident cleared.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will have Main Street southbound closed, from Busch Drive to Baiseden Road, until Monday afternoon. Another train derailed in June 2016 about 2 miles from this area at North Main Street and Airport Center Drive. No one was injured in that incident either.




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