Derailed NS cars spill peas, potatoes, and plastic pellets in Pennsylvania

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HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Norfolk Southern is investigating the cause of a freight train derailment near the center of the state.

Norfolk Southern confirms that five freight cars derailed from a train into Stone Creek, a Juniata River tributary, at Huntingdon, Pa., about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

Two of the derailed cars were hauling peas, and the remaining three were carrying, dried potatoes, pulpboard, and plastic pellets, respectively.

The general merchandise train of two locomotives, 75 loaded and 10 empty freight cars, was moving from Altoona to Harrisburg, Pa., when the cars derailed. An NS representative said the railroad is investigating the cause of the derailment and thanked local first repsonders for assistance.

 Huntingdon is also a stop on the route of Amtrak's Philadelphia to Pittsburgh Pennsylvanian.

UPDATE: April 3, 2018, 11:59 a.m. Central time.
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