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FRAMINGHAM – Route 135 has re-opened.

Framingham Police said the road opened around 3 a.m.

Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay said to SOURCE this morning that Police told him the road is open and buses will not need to be detoured today, October 24.

At approximately 10:10 a.m. yesterday, October 23, a CSX train headed into the Framingham yard derailed six railcars and one locomotive near Route 135 and Waverly Street, said CSX Director of Media Relations & Public Affairs Cindy Schild.

The derailment was at Cedar and Waverly streets in Framingham, and Framingham Police had to detour traffic on Route 135 both Eastbound and Westbound all day.

The derailment even had an impact on the MBTA’s Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line.

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“Initial reports indicate that five hazardous materials cars containing CO2 and one railcar containing a nonhazardous material derailed,” said Schild. “There are no leaks or injuries reported.”  

The locomotive and all railcars remain upright and intact.

Framingham Police originally said the road could re-open at 10 p.m. Sunday. CSX never gave an estimate on when the road would re-open, but just after midnight, the CSX spokesperson said the road was still closed.

It is unknown at this time what caused the derailment.

There is some damage to the road.

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Photos by Chris Visminas

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.