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10 chemical train cars derail in west Panhandle

A train has derailed on the west side of Panhandle on Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy: ABC 7 Amarillo-Drew Powell)

A chemical train has derailed on the west side of Panhandle on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Carson County Sheriff Loren Brand, the train derailed west of the Vet Clinic on the west side of Panhandle. It is believed that 10 cars went off the tracks.

According to Carson County Judge Dan Loopton, the train was headed west towards Amarillo when it derailed at switch out to the Borger rail line. It is unknown what caused the derailment but it may have something to do with recent rain in the area.

No injuries have been reported but emergency crews remain on scene as a precautionary measure.

None of the derailed cars have been opened but two were carrying flammable liquids and none appearing to be leaking or have any other external issues.

BNSF officials and police, as well as the Carson County Sheriff's Office and the Panhandle Fire Department are on the scene.

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