Derailed train in Plymouth was carrying molten sulfur

No unusual air quality readings have been reported in the area.
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The freight train that derailed in Plymouth on Sunday was carrying molten sulfur, authorities have confirmed.

The Plymouth Public Safety Department has provided an update to the incident Sunday afternoon that saw a Canadian Pacific train derail along Northwest Boulevard at around 1 p.m.

After initially saying "about a dozen" cars had derailed, the department said that the total number was actual 22.

What's more, the cars that derailed were carrying molten sulfur – a key component in the production of sulfuric acid – as well as asphalt and lumber. 

There appear to be no signs yet that the crash led to any spill from the cars.

Canadian Pacific crews have been at the scene monitoring air quality and thus far has "not obtained any unusual readings," according to the city.

Its crews have been working to clear the derailed cars and lay new railroad tracks. Pedestrians and nearby residents have been advised to stay clear of the site until the work is done.

No injuries have been reported.

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