Cleanup continues after train derailment
It’s now day 3 of cleanup, following Friday’s train derailment in Montgomery County.
It happened just after 8 o’clock Friday morning, involving a train going from Selkirk to Buffalo.
Thankfully, there were no injuries and no leaks or spills.
Route 5 Eastbound, from Swart Hill Road to Wolf Hollow Road is expected to re-open Sunday morning.
The train made up of 157 cars was traveling to Buffalo.
We spoke with Montgomery County officials who said 13 of them were empty tank cars.
Emergency management told NewsChannel 13 the county hazmat team was on scene to make sure there were no dangerous leaks.
Saturday Route 5 remained closed for cleanup.
Friday back in Albany — the derailment affected Amtrak passengers traveling west to and from Albany.
Crews are working side by side to restore the tracks and resume normal train services as soon as possible, Amtrak said.