NS to Restore Service After Derailment

NEW YORK (DTN) -- Norfolk Southern is working to clear the tracks and restore service by tonight in upstate New York after a train pulling two ethanol-laden cars derailed Tuesday night near the town of Ripley, railroad spokesman David Pidgeon confirmed with DTN.

He said 18 cars were involved in the incident of which two had ethanol. Three of the cars turned on their sides as a result of the derailment.

He said company crew is working to pull the derailed cars from the tracks and repair the tracks before restoring service. As of now, there's no train service on that route, he added.

The incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. ET Tuesday about 70 miles west of Buffalo as the train was moving from Ohio to New York.

George Orwel can be reached at george.orwel@dtn.com

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