Five empty Norfolk Southern train cars derail in Pittsburgh

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Over the weekend, there was a derailment incident involving several Norfolk Southern train cars in the Pittsburgh region.

According to reports, five empty train cars derailed near Brunot Island, specifically by West Carson and Telford streets, shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, CBS News reported.

Emergency dispatch personnel confirmed the incident, and local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the derailment. No injuries or hazardous materials were reported, but the situation caused road closures and traffic disruptions in the area.

Following the Norfolk Southern train derailment incident in Pittsburgh over the weekend, authorities closed West Carson Street between the Corliss Tunnel and McKees Rocks Plaza.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and public safety officials confirmed that there were no hazards associated with the derailment.

Norfolk Southern also released a statement on Saturday afternoon regarding the incident, but the details of the statement have not been disclosed. The cause of the derailment is currently under investigation.

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