Freight train derails in Florida Panhandle

By: WJHG-TV
By: WJHG-TV

Authorities say a freight train carrying petroleum, wine and fruit has derailed in the Florida Panhandle near Milton amid heavy fog.

A spokeswoman for Santa Rosa County says about 150 to 200 gallons of petroleum leaked from one tanker. But county spokeswoman Joy Tsubooka says no injuries were reported and no evacuations are planned.

Tsubooka said 13 cars and six engines of the 46-car train jumped the track as the train was heading east near the Bon View subdivision in the Mulat area.

A tanker carrying carbon dioxide did not pose a threat. Another car was carrying fruit and wine.

Tsubooka says the CSX train derailed about 6:20 a.m. Saturday.


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