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Train carrying petroleum gas derails in West Springfield

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A train traveling from Selkrik, New York to West Springfield derailed around 5:20 p.m. Saturday and by Sunday morning, crews were still working on scene. 

Kristin Seay, a spokesperson for CSX Transportation, said a CSX train derailed five cars inside the CSX rail yard in West Springfield on Day Street.

"The five derailed cars were carrying petroleum gas. There were no leaks or product releases from any of the derailed cars," said Seay.

The train had three locomotives, 71 loaded cars carrying mixed freight and 49 empty cars.

CSX representatives and West Springfield police and fire departments responded to the scene.

A hazmat team was also called in. No injuries have been reported.

CSX crews have been working for hours now to clear the tracks.

Western Mass News spoke with the West Springfield Fire Department at about 10:15 a.m. Sunday to find out what the latest was on the situation.

Firefighter Robert Lane told us they still have an engine company on scene at the derailment, as well as a deputy chief.

"They're still in the process of righting some of the train cars," he explained adding, "Still have a crew on standby just in case any hazards come up."

There has been no leaks and firefighters will continue to monitor the situation until the all clear is given.

By 12:30 p.m. crews were able to get all the train cars back on the tracks and firefighters cleared the scene. 

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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