Train derails under the Acosta overpass

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded Tuesday to a train derailment under the Acosta overpass.

The Florida Times-Union was evacuated.

According to Tom Francis, with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, two to three gallons of ethanol leaked, but the situation is clear.

Just before 7 p.m., JFRD righted the last railcar and is leaving the car for the train company to deal with in the morning.

Bob Ledoux with Florida East Coast Railway said the affected track is FEC's. One car was derailed and three cars were off the tracks. Francis said FEC will have to decide when to reopen the railway.

A Norfolk Southern train heading southbound to its barnyard caused the derailment, said Ledoux.

During the derailment, the Acosta Bridge was open for vehicle traffic and only the walkways were closed.


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