Train comes off the tracks in Southeast Baltimore

July 24, 2013|By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun

A Canton Railroad train came off the tracks in Southeast Baltimore on Wednesday morning, according to city fire officials.

The train came off the tracks at South Clinton Street around 8:25 a.m., Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. No cars were overturned or damaged, and there was no hazardous materials risk, he said. CSX officials are on the scene, and no injuries have been reported.

The railroad crossing was blocked for about 20 minutes, Brennan said.

The incident occurred in the vicinity of an area that had previously been closed for water main break repairs, Brennan said. Department of Public Works officials reported on Monday that an 80-year-old, 36-inch water main ruptured at the 4300 block of Holabird Ave., shutting off water to thousands of homes and businesses.

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