Late on Wednesday night in New Castle, Lawrence County, several railcars from a Norfolk Southern train derailed.
The incident took place just after 11:00 PM near Montgomery Avenue and Lafayette Street in the Mahoningtown area of the city. According to the New Castle fire department, nine out of over 200 railcars went off the tracks, and none of the derailment cars were carrying hazardous materials.
Although paraffin wax, commonly used in candle making, as well as salt spilled during the accident, the fire department confirmed that these substances do not present any danger to public health.
No evacuations were necessary in the surrounding area, and there were no reports of injuries. In a statement provided to Pittsburgh's Action News 4 early Thursday morning, Norfolk Southern stated that their crews responded promptly to the incident site and are currently active on the scene.