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Roads Reopen After Train Derailment

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A freight train derails in Wellington Township.

A freight train derails in Wellington Township.

WELLINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Roads that were closed in Lorain County following a train derailment have been reopened.

The accident happened just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Hawley Road, near Peck Wadsworth Road.

A spokeswoman for freight rail company CXS said six cars jumped from the tracks while a train was en route to New York. The cars were empty, and luckily, no one was hurt. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said the public was never in danger.

Some railroad crossings and roads were blocked off while the rail company crews cleaned up the accident.

CXS officials are investigating the cause of the derailment.