High winds derail CSX freight train in Batavia

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WHAM) - Train traffic is moving slowly, but more normally Thursday after a CSX train derailed in Batavia Wednesday afternoon due to high wind gusts.

Twelve of the cars derailed, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Heavy machinery was brought in to clean it up.

This happened near Donahue Road off of Route 33 around 1:15 p.m., according to CSX officials.

Firefighters arrived on scene around 2 p.m.

This happened as 81-mph wind gusts were reported at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

CSX crews were on scene; only the driver and conductor were on board at the time of the crash and neither were hurt.

According to deputies, the train was traveling at approximately 54-55 mph at the time.

The number of rail cars involved in the incident is still being determined. There are no reports of any leaks or spills of any freight from the train, and no injuries to the crew.

The train was headed from Chicago to Montreal. The train has two locomotives and 29 loaded freight cars.

Several different types of freight were being carried, including rubber gloves, dry goods, toilet paper, food products and furniture. One rail car containing black powder, which is characterized as a hazardous material, was also among the freight.

You can get more information about closings, wind forecasts and more here.

13WHAM News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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