Indiana rail line closed after spill

IN the latest in a string of recent derailments involving coal shipments, a section of rail in southwestern Indiana reportedly remained closed Wednesday afternoon following a Tuesday evening accident.
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Donna Schmidt

According to local news outlet WFIE and the Associated Press, an unknown number of Norfolk Southern train cars left the tracks at about 11.20pm local time Tuesday and then jumped back on again.

However, a number of crossings in the area near Evansville were shut down and remained closed Wednesday because of spilled coal on the track; an estimate of the amount lost was not available.

Neither outlet reported injuries from the incident. The train’s total load and destination were also not available.

Officials told the AP that at least one portion of the line will be closed for a few days for repairs while rail traffic will be diverted to another line.

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