The Whitemarsh Township Police Department released a statement on the train derailment that occurred just before 5:00 a.m. this morning. The statement provides a more accurate location of the derailment and confirms that some residents and businesses near the scene were evacuated as a precaution. The statement also shared that there are no reported injuries and no known hazards to the public.
Below is the statement:
Whitemarsh Emergency Services is investigating the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in the Plymouth Meeting section of Whitemarsh Township. The derailment is located in the area bounded by Flourtown Road, Joshua Road and Stenton Avenue.
Precautionary evacuations have occurred at the residents and businesses closest to the scene. It is not believed that further evacuations will be needed, but we will evaluate as we know more.
Representatives of Norfolk Southern and CSX are on location, as are members of Montgomery County’s Department of Public Safety Emergency Response Team. There are no reported injuries and no known hazards to the public.
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