Breaking news out of Washington, D.C. where a CSX freight train derailed near Rhode Island Ave. and 9th St. early Sunday morning, leaving multiple cars overturned and a report that three of the cars are leaking unidentified “hazardous material(s)”:

Photos and video from the scene:

We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.

Update. From CSX:

At 6:40 a.m. on May 1, a CSX train traveling from Cumberland, Md. to Hamlet, N.C. derailed approximately 10 cars near 9thStreet and Rhode Island Ave. near the Rhode Island Ave. Metro station. The CSX train had three locomotives and 175 total cars, including 94 loaded cars carrying mixed freight, and 81 empties. One derailed car is leaking sodium hydroxide, which is used to produce various household products including paper, soap and detergents. CSX is working with first responders to contain the released product.

We are grateful for the swift response from Washington D.C. first responders and other agencies. CSX is working closely with them on this incident.

No injuries have been reported. We will provide updates when available.


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