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2 injured in Butler County train crash

Train blocked road, delayed local schools
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Posted at 5:30 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 13:33:41-04

Two workers sustained minor injuries when two trains collided in Butler County Tuesday morning.

A Norfolk Southern train heading southbound in Hamilton collided into the rear of another Norfolk Southern mixed-freight train, derailing the rear three cars, according to a company spokesperson. The cars contained one load of pulpwood and two loads of butane, but no leaks and no fires were reported.

Hamilton Police said the train crossing was blocked on North Gilmore Road between Tuley Road and Symmes Road. Butler County dispatchers say crews have left the scene.

"Norfolk Southern is anticipating that rail operations will resume on this line later this afternoon, depending on weather and unforeseen delays," the company said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Fairfield City Schools were on a two-hour delay Tuesday morning due to the train derailment.

WCPO will update this story as more information becomes available.