Train carrying gun powder derails in Batavia due to wind

Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 16:52:59-05

A train carrying gun powder and other materials has derailed in Batavia, and wind is the suspected cause.

According to officials with CSX, the train derailed near Donahue Road around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, 12 cars derailed. CSX says the train has two locomotives and 29 freight cars.

Officials tell 7 Eyewitness News no leaks, spills or injuries have been reported. There were two people on board the train at the time of the derailment.

The train was headed from Chicago to Montreal, carrying items including rubber gloves, dry goods and gun powder. It was traveling about 55 miles per hour at the time of the derailment.

CSX is continuing to investigate.