Hazmat teams respond to freight train derailment
CHICAGO (AP) - There's a train derailment being reported in Chicago.
Officials say a freight train struck the rear of another freight train in southwest Chicago early this morning, derailing several rail cars and damaging a third freight train on an adjacent track.
City fire officials say at least one of the trains was carrying liquid waste. The Chicago Sun-Times reports emergency crews initially called for a hazardous materials response as a precaution, but no hazardous materials were detected and no leaks discovered.
Local reports said power was briefly knocked out to more than 2,500 people in the neighborhood.
A CSX rail spokesman says there have been no reports of injuries following the derailment.
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