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Rail Car Overturnes; South Columbus Residents Evacuated
COLUMBUS (Kellie Hanna) -- A dozen people were evacuated along Hosack Street near Parsons Avenue because of an overturned railroad car.
There is a hazardous materials sign on the back of the overturned car, and it contains a "low grade chemical."
Even though the tanker is not leaking the chemical dozens of residents and even a few businesses have been evacuated.
Crews plan to keep them away from the area most of the afternoon because there is a significant amount of the chemical in the air.
A witness that lives right by the track heard the wheels going through the gravel and skid along the tracks.
He saw the hazardous sign and called 9-1-1 just after 11:30 a.m.
Police and fire crews were on the scene for several hours investigating what might have caused the derailment.