Freight train derails on Florida Panhandle

Published: Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 5:01 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 5:01 p.m.

Milton, Fla. -- Authorities say a CSX freight train carrying petroleum, wine and fruit has derailed in the Florida Panhandle amid heavy fog.

A spokeswoman for Santa Rosa County says about 12,000 gallons of petroluem leaked from one tanker. But county spokeswoman Joy Tsubooka says no injuries were reported and no evacuations are planned.

She says some 13 cars jumped the track. A tanker carrying carbon dioxide did not pose a threat. Another car was carrying fruit and wine.

Tsubooka says the CSX train derailed about 6:20 a.m. Saturday.

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