Crews respond to overnight train derailment

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Longview emergency crews responded to a train derailment overnight.

Officials say the derailment happened just after 12:30 am Sunday on Gumsprings road near Cotton street and Eastman road in Longview.

Authorities say a Burlington train was switching cars when two tank cars derailed. One was carrying diesel fuel which did not spill, while the second car spilled a small amount of tar.

Officials say there was no danger to the public. Longview fire officials responded to the scene and railroad workers remain on the scene at this hour.

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