May 3, 2018: Severe Weather Eyed in CSX Derailment

A CSX train derailed in northern Indiana shortly before midnight on Wednesday. Two crew members suffered minor injuries. A spokesperson for CSX said 30 loaded rail cars and two locomotives derailed causing damage to approximately 1/4 mile of the track. While the exact cargo wasn’t released, CSX said the train was not carrying hazardous materials at the time of the incident.
While the cause of the derailment is still under investigation, CSX indicated that severe weather may have been a factor.
According to the National Weather Service, that area did experience severe thunderstorms around two hours prior to the derailment. Meteorologist Geoffrey Heidelberger noted radar detected high winds that were significant enough to topple trees and power lines.

CSX: Severe weather eyed in train derailment