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UPDATE: Clean-up continues after Clark County train derailment


Clark County (WQOW) - Cleanup continues Sunday night after a train derailment in Clark County. 19 train cars, carrying sand, derailed Saturday night near the town of Merrilan on County Road K.

No one was injured in the accident. The Clark County Emergency Management director says the cars on the road were moved off to the side Sunday. However, the road is still being blocked as Canadian National works to repair the crossing. The train company is also working on plans to remove the cars and sand inside them from the scene. Clark County Emergency Management says no hazardous material was spilled, only sand.


Clark County (WQOW) - The Clark County Sheriff's Department has confirmed there was a train derailment, it happened just east of Merrillan and west of Hatfield. No one was injured.

John Ross, the Clark County Emergency Management Director, told WQOW News 18 the train company is Canadian National.  He say 19 cars, carrying sand, derailed.

It happened Saturday evening.  The sheriff's department says the public is not in any danger. 

The Clark County Emergency Management Department is one scene and working with the railroad company to assess a plan.

WQOW News 18 has a reporter on the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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