- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say eight cars on a 100-car freight train have derailed in a rural village in central New York.

The Cortland County Department of Emergency Response and Communications says the derailment happened around 7 a.m. Thursday in Marathon, 40 miles south of Syracuse. Two of the cars are lying on their sides.

Officials say no hazardous materials were spilled and no injuries reported.

Cranes are being brought to the scene to move the derailed cars. Emergency crews and state police remain at the scene late Thursday morning.

Melanie Boyer, a spokeswoman for the Cooperstown, New York-based New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway, says none of the four locomotives derailed. She says the tracks are expected to be cleared later Thursday afternoon.



The cause of the derailment is being investigated.

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