25 train cars derail near McDavid, Fla.

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Twenty-five train cars derailed near Colton Lake Road in the McDavid, Fla. area, according to CSX officials.

According to a release, at approximately 11:20 p.m. Monday, a CSX train heading from Nashville, Tenn. to Pensacola, Fla. derailed 25 cars.

Three of the cars spilled some limestone rock adjacent to the tracks, officials said.

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No hazardous materials were released as a result of the incident.

According to a release, CSX is working with Escambia County, Fla. first responders and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

“Initial reports indicate there is no public health threat,” officials said. “Crews are on site clearing the tracks of the derailed cars and working to restore the area. The safety of the community and everyone on site is our top priority as we develop a recovery plan.”