Empty Freight Train Cars Headed to Maryland Derail in Ohio

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FOSTORIA, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say 11 empty train cars have derailed in Ohio with no injuries reported.

The derailment happened Monday morning about 35 miles south of Toledo in Fostoria.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports that fire officials say no hazardous materials were involved.

City fire officials tell WNWO-TV they expected traffic problems in the area because the CSX rail cars were blocking some main roadways.

The Blade reports that CSX Transportation Company says the train of more than 230 cars and five locomotives left Walbridge, Ohio and was heading to Cumberland, Maryland. The company says at least 75 cars on the train were carrying freight that included automotive parts, agricultural products and consumer goods.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.