A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed Monday evening in downtown Windber, shutting down a section of the community.

Windber Fire Chief Robert Haddad said at least 12 cars were involved.

The derailment pulled up track behind the fire station and scattered wooden ties along its path.

Haddad said cleanup of the derailment will likely run into the business day Tuesday, but responders were hopeful Graham Avenue would be reopened by morning.

The train was hauling coal through the borough around 8:15 p.m. when the cars went partway off the track near the 15th Street crossing, including one that toppled onto its side behind the Windber Community Building.

Somerset County 911 officials said no injuries were reported. Several area fire crews were still at the scene as of 11 p.m.

A gas meter was sheared off during the derailment, and Utility Pipeline’s Keystone Cooperative officials were at the scene addressing the issue, a 911 supervisor said.

Windber, Central City and Scalp Level fire departments were dispatched to the scene, as well as Windber Borough Police.

County 911 officials said the accident caused several throughways in town to be blocked by the derailed train. Windber Fire Department used caution tape to block off Graham Avenue from 15th Street to 17th Street.

The derailment is Windber’s second in the past year.

David Hurst is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at (814) 532-5053. Follow him on Twitter @TDDavidHurst and Instagram @TDDavidHurst.