Norfolk Southern Family Assistance Center relocates due to East Palestine evacuation
The Norfolk Southern Family Assistance Center has relocated due to the ongoing evacuation and shelter in place order in East Palestine.
According to the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the Family Assistance Center has relocated to 46469, State Route 46 in New Waterford.
Norfolk Southern worked throughout the night with first responders in their efforts to stabilize tank cars containing hazardous materials released in the air during a train derailment late Friday night.
According to a press release, there have been no substantial changes and the one-mile evacuation zone remains in place with law enforcement agencies operating road blocks.
East Palestine residents who live outside of the evacuation area are asked to remain indoors and avoid travel to keep roadways clear for emergency services.
The evacuation shelter remains open at 320 West Grant Street.