Train troubles stop traffic on tracks in western Berks

Train traveling from Maryland to Allentown

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.

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