CSX freight train derails in Northeast DC
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A CSX freight train derailed on Sunday morning near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station in Northeast Washington, D.C., with one car spilling hazardous material, according to multiple reports.

CSX said no injuries have been reported. 


More than 10 cars derailed on the train traveling from Cumberland, Md., to Hamlet, N.C., leaving several cars overturned. 

One of the derailed cars was leaking sodium hydroxide, CSX said, which is "used to produce various household products including paper, soap and detergents."

The leak was eventually "plugged," according to Washington radio station WTOP, and emergency responders and a hazmat crew were on the scene.

“CSX operations and hazardous materials personnel are working with first responders on the derailment this morning in Washington D.C.” CSX said in a statement.  

“The safety of the community, first responders and CSX’s employees is our highest priority.”

Rhode Island Avenue NE was closed between 4th Street NE and 12th Street NE. The Red Line's Rhode Island Metro Station was also closed.