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Gest Street to remain closed thru Friday due to train derailment

Published: Jan. 27, 2021 at 6:52 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Gest Street, closed in Queengate since a weekend train derailment, will remain blocked through Friday.

The road has been shut down now most of the week between Evans Street and Dalton Avenue.

Cincinnati fire crews responded to the incident around 1:30 a.m. Sunday and said they found six train cars and two locomotives off the tracks on top of the CSX Railroad bridge over Gest Street.

About 1,000 gallons of diesel leaked onto Gest Street, according to the Cincinnati Fire Department.

“This spill has been contained and no waterways have been impacted, but Gest Street has been closed as a precaution and to facilitate cleanup,” Brian Tucker with CSX Transportation said on Sunday.

All of the train cars were empty at the time of the derailment, Cincinnati fire officials say.

Only one car had residue inside, but no hazardous materials were released.

Duke Energy crews also responded to help restore power.

CSX says it is investigating.

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