Multiple cars from a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed on a bridge near an Ohio Amtrak station on Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. when a conductor aboard a train traveling east reported engine issues, which caused the derailment at the Columbus Avenue overpass.

Multiple cars of a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed on a bridge about a half-mile east of an Amtrak station in Ohio.

Multiple cars of a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed on a bridge about a half-mile east of an Amtrak station in Ohio.
(City of Sundusky)

The damaged train cars are leaking wax that is not hazardous, the City of Sandusky said on Twitter.

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The Columbus Avenue underpass and Campbell Street rail crossing remain closed due to the accident, and Sundusky Police asked drivers to avoid the area.

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