Freight train derails in New Lenox - FOX 13 News

Freight train derails in New Lenox

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NEW LENOX, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A freight train derailed in southwest suburban New Lenox on Sunday morning.

Four cars of the train fell off the tracks about 5 a.m. near the intersection of Laraway Road and Gougar Road in New Lenox, according to Domingo Kaller, an operations specialist with the Will County Emergency Management office.

As of 8:40 a.m., two of the train cars had been re-railed, but it wasn't known how long it would take to restore the other two cars, Kaller said.

The derailment was affecting traffic in the suburb, with rail crossings along Laraway Road blocked off at Gougar Road, Cherry Hill Road and Spencer Road, Kaller said.

No one was injured, and no HazMat response was requested for the derailment, Kaller said.

It was not immediately known what the train cars were carrying.

The Will County Emergency Management office is investigating the cause of the derailment.

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