Rail Cars Carrying Trash Derail in Eastern Pennsylvania, Leave Pungent Smell

Crews are cleaning up trash that was left all over the rails in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

What to Know

  • Some cars of a freight train derailed in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Tuesday night.
  • Garbage spilled onto the tracks leaving a smelly mess.
  • Crews brought in machinery to help clear the rail line.

Crews were on the scene early Wednesday cleaning up the mess after at least six containers carrying trash on a freight train derailed in Pennsylvania.

It happened when the Norfolk Southern rail cars went off the tracks dumping garbage behind a restaurant in Wyomissing around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. Heavy equipment was brought in the clear the debris.

A pungent smell came from the scene as crews worked.

There were no reports of injuries.

The train was en route to Harrisburg when it derailed, Norfolk Southern said.

It was unclear if the derailment would have any impact on the Wyomissing Restaurant and Bakery or other area businesses Wednesday.

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