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Derailed train shuts down River Road

FD: No injuries, no hazard to residents
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Posted at 5:55 AM, Dec 22, 2019

CINCINNATI — Lanes have reopened after a derailed train shut down River Road between Bender and Darby Roads for hours on Sunday morning.

Fifty Cincinnati firefighters responded to the crash near the 5400 block of River Road at about 5:25 a.m.

Officials said eight cars from a moving train and 10 cars from an idle train had derailed, with most of the cars empty at the time of the crash. No one was injured.

District Chief Greg Potter said authorities were trying to "isolate what we have, which cars are derailed and what’s in those cars, and then we get in contact and make sure the railroad is shut down" Sunday morning. No hazardous materials were found at the scene.

By 9 a.m., CSX had a wreckage clean-up crew at the scene.

"CSX appreciates the swift response from the City of Cincinnati first responders. CSX will work swiftly and safely to clean up and restore the area," said CSX spokesperson Bryan Tucker.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

WCPO will update this story as more information becomes available.