OH - Crossings blocked as Geneva train derails

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GENEVA - Geneva rescue crews were calling out extra help late Sunday night after reports of a train derailment on the Norfolk Southern tracks on Chestnut Street. Centerior Energy was called out after reports the derailment knocked down power lines. Harpersfield fire crews were asked to meet at the Giant Eagle parking lot to assist while Geneva-on-the-Lake firefighters were asked to man Geneva Station One while Geneva personnel were at the scene of the derailment. "We do have CEI (Centerior) on the scene. We have a couple of cars that may be energized," said Assistant Fire Chief Ron Massucci. Half a dozen cars derailed. Five intersections were blocked, Route 534, West, Eagle, Chestnut and Sherman. It was an eastbound train, but wasn't carrying hazardous material, officials said. Some cars were empty. Some had cargo. A witness termed the site "pretty bad" with the train well off the track. It was reported about 10:30 p.m. Further details on the mishap were unavailable.


-- Doris (nocents@bellsouth.net), November 27, 2000

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