Train cars carrying propane derail in North Hoosick
January 10, 2019 12:55 PM
NORTH HOOSICK - A train derailment in Rensselaer County remains under investigation.
The Vermont Railway train was headed to Rutland when five of its 79 cars came off the tracks.
It happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening in the area of 196 Hoosick Junction Road.
Some cars were empty. Some had propane.
Four homes in the area were evacuated.
Crews did not detect any leaks from the derailed cars, but are keeping a close eye on them.
Several unaffected cars were removed Wednesday evening. Plans are in the works to offload the affected cars.
Track repairs are expected to get underway by Friday or Saturday.
Luckily, no one was hurt.
Regarding #trainderailment North Hoosick: Vermont Railway Train headed to Rutland, VT. They used excavators to upright most cars last night, some cars empty, some had propane. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/1ApI5m3ExL— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) January 10, 2019
When you look at the geographies and soft ground, it doesn’t take much to end up with a situation like this, said Selden Houghton, VP Vermont Rail System. #trainderailment North Hoosick. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/bYQi2pQAU1— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) January 10, 2019
Updated: January 10, 2019 12:55 PM
Created: January 10, 2019 05:09 AM
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