Tracks inspected after freight train derails in Harrisburg

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 1, 2016 5:02 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- A Virginia-based rail company says a freight car has been railed again and at least seven others have been removed from the tracks after nine cars derailed in Harrisburg.

A Norfolk Southern Corp. spokesman says the railroad hopes to move all damaged cars away from the tracks so it can reopen the rail line.

The cars derailed along a sharp curve in Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon.

The damaged cars will remain there until a later date. 

Norfolk Southern says the tracks are being inspected for damage.

The cause of the derailment hasn't been determined. 

The railroad says it never alerted city Harrisburg firefighters of the derailment because it happened on private property, didn't involve dangerous materials and no one was hurt.

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