SOUTH HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa. - Troubles on the track stopped train traffic in Berks County overnight.
A Norfolk Southern train was traveling through South Heidelberg Township around 8 p.m. Thursday, when an axle fell off one of the 73 cars near the Krick Lane crossing, according to police.
The axle punctured another of the train's cars, allowing non-hazardous plastic pellets to spill onto the ground, officials said.
The train, traveling from Maryland to Allentown, blocked crossings in the area while crews worked for several hours to make repairs and clean up the mess.
No one was injured.
Firefighters and paramedics are often up against the clock, and Reading officials said they're also up against careless drivers.Read More »
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