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Train Derailment Spills 125 Tons of Corn

Incident involved five rail cars, closing four streets

The Journal Gazette reported that three locomotives out of Decatur, IL, were eastbound heading for North Carolina when five cars went off the tracks about 2 a.m., according to Norfolk Southern spokesman Jon Glass. The five cars were on the end of an 85-car train, and spilled 125 tons of corn. No one was injured, and Norfolk Southern Corp. officials are still investigating the cause of the derailment.

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