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Road remains closed after train derails in Androscoggin County

The incident took place on Monday afternoon, officials say.

ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY, Maine — A road is closed after a train derailed in Androscoggin County on Monday, officials said. 

Leeds Junction Road is closed to all traffic at the intersection of Greene Road, according to a dispatcher from Androscoggin County. Officials said the closure would be in effect until about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

CSX, the company operating the train, told NEWS CENTER Maine that just before 4 p.m. one of its trains derailed four railcards. They were carrying non-hazardous limestone slurry.

The company said no workers aboard the train were injured, and there was no release of any product. 

Crews from CSX traveled to the derailment site to start recovery efforts, according to the company. 

"CSX appreciates the patience of our neighbors as we work as quickly as possible to restore this area," the company said. 

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection released the following statement: 

"After learning about the incident from a few nearby residents, a member of the DEP's HazMat team responded to the derailment scene to evaluate possible environmental impacts and offer assistance. Four cars transporting limestone derailed at the Leeds Junction. There was only one railroad car damaged, and no leaks were observed, according to DEP staff. Rerailing the cars onto the tracks and transloading product from a damaged car to an empty car are expected to take place this evening. Department staff did not observe any environmental concerns and does not anticipate any further involvement." 

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