train derailment

Panama, Ill. (WAND) - The Chris-Mont Emergency Agency is reporting a train derailment that occurred Sunday morning.

At approximately 6:46 a.m., the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District responded to a Norfolk and Southern train loaded with coal derailed at the southern end of Depot Street. Chris-Mont EMA said 24 cars were thrown off the track. There were no injuries reported.

Shoal Creek Fire Protection District will remain on scene as the cleanup continues under the direction of Norfolk Southern/Hulcher Services, Inc. 

EMA said the area is very congested with heavy equipment and limited roadway access to the scene. You are asked to avoid the area to prevent traffic congestion. 

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