Clark County officials order residents to shelter in place after train derails – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

Springfield – Update @7:05 pm

The Clark County Emergency Management Agency is asking residents within 1,000 feet of a derailment in Clark County to take shelter. Clark County Government Facebook page.

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Residents in the area of ​​State Route 41 near the Prime Ohio Business Park are taking a high-alert shelter-in-place.

Residents are asked to avoid the area of ​​State Route 41 and find alternate routes.

We will continue to provide updates.

-Initial Story-

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that deputies are at the scene of a train derailment Saturday afternoon.

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Deputies and medics responded to the area of ​​State Route 41 and Gateway Boulevard near the Clark County Fairgrounds around 5 p.m.

Dispatchers confirmed to NewsCenter 7 that they were on the scene but no other information was available at this time.

Video sent by a NewsCenter 7 viewer shows two boxcars derail.

Hazmat crews are confirmed to be on the scene, according to NewsCenter 7’s Taylor Robertson.

The State Highway Patrol and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office are also on the scene.

We have a news team and will provide regular updates.

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