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Officials provide update on train derailment in Tiffin: Nelson St. and N. Monroe St. crossings now open




TIFFIN — Officials provided an update Thursday afternoon regarding a train derailment that occurred behind Tiffin University early in the morning.

Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens said 11 CSX cars carrying general commodity derailed early in the morning around 1:30 a.m. The train was traveling from Fostoria and was going under 50 mph, Stevens said.

The worst of the derailment was between the Kennedy Bridge and Wall Street, Stevens said. Numerous cars were off the tracks, some were even sideways.

Thankfully, there were no injuries or hazmat issues as a result of the accident.

Stevens said there were a lot of CSX workers and equipment in the area.

After previously being closed, the Nelson St. and N. Monroe St. crossings have been opened as of 3:47 p.m., according to the Seneca County Emergency Management Agency. Train cars have been moved from those areas.

Wall St. remains closed temporarily as of Thursday afternoon.

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