JACKSONVILLE, Fl. - A train derailed this morning under the Acosta Bridge.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reported the derailment just after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for Norfolk Southern confirmed to WOKV's Matt Augustine that it is one of their trains and in total, five cars derailed.
Each tanker car in the train is carrying about 30,000 gallons of ethanol. About two gallons have leaked out causing a fire hazard. Jacksonville Fire Rescue confirmed that no ethanol leaked into the St. Johns River. The leak is fully contained but crews on scene say it will likely take the better part of the day to get the train car upright again and the spill cleaned up.
JSO is advising everyone in the area to take all needed precautions.
The Acosta Bridge is currently open to traffic, although walkways for pedestrians have been closed.
No one was injured in the derailment. No word on what caused the derailment. A full investigation is underway.