Butler County road reopens hours after train derailment

Train derailment likely to keep Butler County road closed for hours
Updated: Nov. 24, 2020 at 8:52 AM EST
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WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - A train derailment in Butler County caused Hamilton-Eaton Road/U.S. 127 to shut down for more than 12 hours Tuesday.

Crews responded to the derailment on Hamilton-Eaton Road/U.S. 127 and Wayne-Milford Road around 4 a.m.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said between 12 to 16 of the 39 cars derailed. The cars were carrying grain, not any types of chemicals the sheriff said.

A lot of people called the sheriff’s office to report the train was speeding, Jones said. He explained the train was only going 18 mph.

U.S. 127, between Highway 73/Trenton Oxford Road and Eaton Road, was reopened around 6 p.m.

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