Clean-up continues from the train derailment in Clark County, OH

Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 12:23 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2023 at 3:58 PM EST
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CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Federal, state and local officials remain at the scene of Saturday’s Norfolk-Southern train derailment in Springfield Township.

The derailment happened around 4:45 p.m. Saturday near Ohio 41 and Gateway Blvd.

28 of the 212 train cars derailed. Gov. Mike DeWine said hazardous materials were not involved in the cars that derailed. There were hazardous materials being transported in other cars.

Residents in the area were asked to shelter in place for several hours Saturday evening.


The derailment is not in an area with a protected water source, meaning there is no risk to public water systems or private wells at this time, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

This train derailment comes just several weeks after the Feb. 3 Norfolk-Southern train derailment in East Palestine.