Another day, another train derailment!
A 70-car train hauling hazardous materials derailed in North Dakota late Sunday night.
31 cars derailed and some leaked petroleum used in the making of asphalt.
Officials said there is no danger to the public.
⚠️DEVELOPING! North Dakota: Emergency crews are responding to a train derailment with leaking hazardous material in a rural area of Richland County, southeast of Wyndmere.
Several Canadian Pacific train cars derailed with some spilling hazardous material in Richland County.… pic.twitter.com/Htt50tmzOJ
— Mariana (@lonestarherd) March 27, 2023
ANOTHER toxic train derailment. Canadian Pacific train in North Dakota. "Officials said 31 of the 70 cars derailed, with some leaking petroleum used in the making of asphalt." https://t.co/XI4xYRlCse
— Maximillian Alvarez (@maximillian_alv) March 27, 2023
BREAKING: Authorities responding to a 70-car train derailment with leaking hazardous material in Richland County, North Dakota https://t.co/P6QRF2V3gJ
— Scott C'one (@USHeadlineNews) March 27, 2023
Valley News Live reported:
Several Canadian Pacific train cars derailed with some spilling hazardous material in Richland County.
Authorities say it happened around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 just one mile southeast of Wyndmere, ND.
31 cars of a 70-car train derailed, with some leaking petroleum used to make asphalt. At this time, authorities are saying there’s no danger to the public.
Canadian Pacific says its hazardous material experts are on scene along with local authorities to asses the situation.
FOX News added:
Crews will allow the cold weather to solidify the leaked materials, which are expected to turn into a gel, WZFG reported, citing officials.
Nearby roadways 158 and 159 Avenue Southeast will be closed between Highway 13 and 14, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office told the outlet.
The cleanup is expected to last between seven and 10 days, the reports said.
The incident marks the latest train derailment in the U.S. as concerns over railroads remain high following the major incident in East Palestine, Ohio, in early February in which about 50 cars derailed, spilling hazardous materials and forcing evacuations of residents.
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