Train derailment in Greenville causes traffic re-routing

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Train derailment on Union St. in Greenville. (Raechel Dudley photo)

GREENVILLE – Just after Noon on Tuesday, a train traveling across the 400 block of Union St. in Greenville derailed, causing the area roadways to be blocked to all non-emergency traffic.

According to Greenville Police Department Dispatch, several boxcars and at least one fuel tanker from the train went off the tracks at Union St., near the Shell gas station. In addition to the Greenville Police and Fire Departments, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Street Department and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are assisting with traffic control and the investigation of the incident. Members of the train company are not expected to be on the scene until late tonight or early Wednesday morning, so some of the area roadways may remain blocked for an extended period of time.

Fuel tanker on its side after train derailment in Greenville. (Debra Anderson photo)

It is unknown at this time what caused the derailment. No injuries have been reported and no report of any gas or fluid spillage from the incident.

Read the official news release from the Greenville Fire Department Chief

Area of derailment (Google Maps image)