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National Guard activated to assist in disaster recovery after train derailment in the Powellton Hollow area on Fayette County. National Guard activated to assist in disaster recovery after train derailment in the Powellton Hollow area on Fayette County.
Boil Water Advisory lifted for Montgomery water system. Boil Water Advisory lifted for Montgomery water system.
First look at the CSX tank cars that burned for nearly a week. First look at the CSX tank cars that burned for nearly a week.
11 p.m. Feb 22, 2015 UPDATE: After weather issues delayed the investigation of the train derailment, federal investigators announced Sunday afternoon during a news conference they are able to now move forward.

Federal Railroad Administration investigators will remain in the Montgomery area for several days and possibly weeks as the investigation continues.

Early findings have discovered some oil has leaked into the Kanawha River, but on-going tests from West Virginia American Water have discovered there is no impact on the drinking water.

"We are working with our partners in the Unified Command on continuous water monitoring as temperatures rise and river conditions change. At this time we are confident that there has been no impact and the water is safe to drink,” said Dennis Matlock, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA. β€œThe Unified Command is prepared to deploy additional containment strategies if necessary to supplement the existing booms, sheet piling, barge operations, and product vacuuming operations that are recovering product and limiting further environmental impact.”

According the a press release, it's estimated approximately 152,000 gallons of oil has been recovered directly from tank cars as of Sunday afternoon.

As for residents affected by the derailment, The CSX Outreach Center will return to the Glen Ferris Inn location beginning Monday. The Outreach Center will be open 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and to noon on Friday.

5 p.m. Feb 21, 2015 UPDATE:

Officials with the Joint Information Center for the Mt. Carbon train derailment announced on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 that Route 61 will be closed for around six hours from Saturday night into Sunday morning.  The closure will be from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.  The time will be used to reposition equipment.  Teams are also working with regulatory and environmental agencies to begin preparations to remove the remaining rail cars to a nearby CSX rail yard.

Officials with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration have team of inspectors on site.  They are getting ready to begin a full-scale investigation into the cause of the derailment.

The CSX Community Outreach Center remains open at Valley High School over the weekend.  Resident who are not able to visit the outreach center can request compensation my mailing a letter that includes name, home address (P.O. Boxes are not accepted), phone number, social security number and a photocopy of your driver's license to the following address:

CSX Transportation

Attention: Mount Carbon accident response team

935 7th Avenue

Huntington, WV 25701

CSX will respond with an information package including further instructions.  That includes how to provide additional wage information and paperwork for itemizing damages.  Compensation via mail usually take approximates 4-6 weeks.


11 a.m. Feb. 20, 2015 UPDATE:Residents of three communities in Fayette County that were evacuated after a CSX train derailment on Monday are finally being allowed to return home.  According to the Unified Command for the West Virginia Train Derailment, people who live in Adena Village and Mount Carbon, now join those from Boomer Bottom.  Only residents of the five homes immediately adjacent to the site are still under the evacuation order.

The Unified Command and the West Virginia Department of Transportation have worked together to re-open one lane of WV Route 61.  That was done after a review of the road's safety and accessibility.  Crews and police are stationed on the road to facilitate traffic through the area and help people safely return to their homes.  Those who are traveling on Route 61 are asked to use caution as equipment and crews member continue to work and stage clean-up efforts nearby.  Questions about road conditions should be directed to the WV Division of Highways at 304-779-2860.

"After careful evaluation, we have determined it is safe to reopen one lane of highway 61 and allow residents to return to their homes," said Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Dennis Matlock.  "Safety of the residents remains our top priority.  We encourage residents and drivers to continue to exercise caution thentravelingg through the area."

Representatives of CSX are meeting with the remaining five evacuated homeowners to develop specific plans to accommodate their needs.  Those households are still under the evacuation order because of ongoing operations nearby.  Officials said that these residents may be allowed to return home for brief periods, accompanied by safety representatives, to pick up necessary personal belongings, such as medicine.


10:30 a.m. Feb. 20, 2015 UPDATE:

According to an Associated Press release on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, authorities have partially reopened Route 61, which has been closed since a CSX train derailed on Monday, Feb. 16.  One lane of Route 61 in Montgomery is reportedly back open.


CSX officials said that the fires that started when the wreck happened have finally burned themselves out.  On-scene teams have safely re-railed the cars that were not involved in the fire.  Teams are preparing to remove those cars from the derailment site.

The investigation has revealed that the train was hauling 3.1 million gallons of crude oil.  Around 6,810 gallons of oily-water mixture have been recovered from containment trenches dug along the river embankment. Extremely low temperatures limited the ability to pump oil from tanks overnight, but the process was resumed on Friday morning.
6:50 p.m. Feb. 19, 2015 UPDATE:

The W.Va. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety released this information concerning evacuated residents Thursday night.

The Unified Command announced Thursday that residents evacuated from Boomer Bottom following the West Virginia Train Derailment near Mount Carbon, are now allowed to return home. The evacuation order is still in effect for residents of Adena Village and Mount Carbon.

The decision to lift the evacuation order was made by the Unified Command based on the results of on-going air monitoring and the safety of the site.

Transportation will be provided from hotels where evacuees are staying.

Effective Friday, February 20, CSX will temporarily relocate its Outreach Center to Valley High School in Smithers, W. Va., to accommodate increased volume as residents return to their homes. Valley High School is located on Greyhound Lane in Smithers, W.Va. The Outreach Center will be open 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,on Saturday and Sunday. The Outreach Center at the Glen Ferris Inn will be closed FridaySaturday and Sunday, but will re-open on Monday to address any remaining unresolved issues.

Residents are asked to bring identification (driver's license or government ID) and AEP power bill to the Outreach Center. Residents are encouraged to bring any receipts documenting evacuation-related expenses. Households that experienced extended power outage must have the person whose name is on the bill present in order to receive compensation. If possible, only one household representative should come to check in at the Outreach Center.

Residents with questions about returning to their homes who cannot reach the Outreach Center or have related concerns may contact 1-877Tell CSXX.


2 p.m. Feb. 19, 2015 UPDATE:

West Virginia American Water announced on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 that a boil water advisory that has been in place for customers of the Montgomery water system has been lifted.  The system serves around 2,000 customers in the communities of Montgomery,Smotherss, Cannelton, London, Handley and Hughes Creek.  The advisory was original put in plane on Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to a loss of system pressure that happened when the plant was shut down.  The shutdown was in response to the derailment of a CSX train hauling oil near Mount Carbon on Monday, Feb. 16.

A release from the Unified Command Center at around 1:15 p.m. stated recovery, response and clean-up efforts are still going on.  On Wednesday, CSX began re-railing cars that were not involved in the fire.  Six cars were re-railed by recovery crews for removal from the incident site.  Crews also began transferring oil from the damaged rail cars.  Officials said the oil transfer operation will continue until the product is safely removed.

"Safety remains the fist priority of the command, with intense focus on community safety and protecting responding personnel," said Coast Guard CAPT. Lee Boone, the Federal On Scene Coordinator.  "The unified command is working to ensure the safety of the community before making the decision to allow residents to return to their homes, and doing so as soon as possible."

A small ground fire was still burning overnight from Wednesday until Thursday. Environmental protection measures are in place on land, air and in both Armstrong Creek and the Kanawha River.


12 p.m. Feb. 19, 2015 UPDATE:Officials have released new information on the investigation into a train derailment near Mount Carbon, WV.  According to the personnel at the Unified Command Center, the train was not speeding when the accident occurred on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.  

Investigators said the train was traveling a 33 MPH at the time of the crash.  The normal speed limit is 50 MPH, but officials said that it is still too early to determine if the speed the train was traveling was a factor in the accident. 


5:15 p.m. Feb. 18, 2015 UPDATE:
CSX representatives stated that fires from the train derailment on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 are still burning and are being allow to burn themselves out.  Officials said that is the safest course of action for the community and emergency responders.  They plan on moving the train cars that were not involved in the fire sometime on Wednesday, Feb. 18.  There are concerns that compressing the fire may cause oil to get into the water and the foam mixture used to treat this fire could have an environmental impact.  CSX is working with the EPA to develop an environmental management plan.

"Top priorities for response personnel remain the safety of the community and responders, and mitigating the impact to the environment," said Federal On Scene Coordinator, Capt. Lee Boone.

Cars unaffected by the derailment have already been removed from the area.  Response teams began removing cars unaffected by the fire on Wednesday afternoon.  No oil has been pumped out of the unaffected tank cars.  The cars will be removed with the product still inside, because the oil cannot be pumped out of the derailed cars while the fire is still burning.  When it is safe to do so, CSX will begin transferring oil from the damaged cars to other tanks for removal from the site.  Boats are in the water to monitor the situation and keep the ice at bay.  CSX is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to make sure the water traffic is safe.

Around 100 to 125 people are currently displaced after the evacuation.  Those people are currently at hotels in Fayette County and Charleston, WV.  Some are staying with friends and family.  The evacuation will remain in place until the fire is completely burned out.  There is no timetable on when this will happen, but officials are hoping that the weather will help.

The cause of the accident had not been determined.  The Federal Railroad Administration is leading the investigation, but those crews cannot look at the burned cars because the fire is still burning.  They will be looking for train handling, which includes breaking and speed; condition of the track; condition of the train and external actors such as the weather.  


1:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2015 UPDATE:Efforts to clean up and investigate the CSX train that derailed on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 continue days after the accident happened.  A command center was set up in Montgomery, WV and crews from Montgomery Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, the EPA and CSX are based out of that location.

Route 61 in the area near the accident is still closed.  Officials said it will remain closed until the fire is completely out.  Crews are taking air and soil quality samples, and everyone who is working at the scene is required to wear an air quality monitoring device.  

Once the fire finally burns itself out, railroad cars that are able to be put back on the tracks and moved will be taken away.  Officials said that the tracks will be double and triple checked.  AMTRAK passenger trains that typically use this stretch of railway are being re-routed around the area.


12:45 p.m. Feb 18, 2015 UPDATE:The National Transportation Safety Board is working with CSX and the Federal Railroad Administration on the investigation into the train derailment that happened on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.  Investigators from the NTSB's office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials are in communication with emergency response crews.  CSX and the FRA are providing investigators with detailed damage reports and pictures of the derailed tank cars.  The NTSB said that data from this wreck will be compared to tank car design specifications and similar derailments including Casselton, ND on Dec. 30, 2013 and Lynchburg, VA on April 30, 2014.

"This accident is another reminder of the need to improve the safety of transporting hazardous materials by rail," said NTSB acting chairman Christopher A. Hart.  "That is why the issue is included on our Most Wanted List.  If we identify any new safety concerns as a result of this derailment, the Board will act expeditiously to issue new safety recommendations."

According to the release from the NTSB, the cause of the derailment is still not determined.  The investigation has found that after the derailment and unknown amount of crude oil leaked onto the ground and immediately caught fire.  The fires were allowed to burn themselves out.

West Virginia American Water announced that tank levels in the Montgomery system as of 8 a.m. showed that water service is restored to all customers.  The company is advising customers that they me have low water pressure while crews work to bring the system up to normal operating pressure.

A precautionary boil water advisory is still in effect for all customers who have service from the Montgomery system.  This is in accordance with requirements from the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.  Customers will be notified when the boil water advisory is lifted.

Water samples are being taken every hour by the West Virginia National Guard 35th Civil Support Team.  A full spectrum volatile organic compounds analysis is run on each sample.  The company said all of the tests have come back showing no detection for crude oil related compounds.  Meanwhile, West Virginia American Water delivered another large quantity of bottled water to Valley high School overnight.


4:00 p.m. UPDATE:The investigation into the derailment of a CSX train on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 reveals more details about the accident.  According to CSX, 26 tanker cars derailed during the incident.  Of those cars, 19 were involved in the fire.  As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a limited number of small fires were still burning off.

CSX representatives are working with local, state and federal officials to remove the cars that were not affected by the derailment from the scene.  They are also deploying environmental protective measures in the affected area, the Kanawha River and the creek near the CSX tracks.

Officials said that fewer than 800 people were affected by power outages that occurred as a result of the fire.  Around 100 to 125 area residents have been temporarily displaced from their homes.  Crews with Appalachian Power are working to restore power to the homes without electricity.


2:30 p.m. UPDATE:West Virginia American Water issued a press release on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 regarding the train accident that lead to a shutdown of the Montgomery water treatment plant.  The plant was expected to be restarted at 1 p.m.  The West Virginia National Guard 35th Civil Support Team conducted three rounds of water quality testing with technicians at West Virginia American Water's laboratory at the Kanawha Valley water treatment plant.  The samples were taken from different location at the plant and the river.  They showed non-detectable levels of components of crude oil.

As a result of plant being restarted, a precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for the system which it serves.  That affects around 2,000 customers in the communities of Montgomery, Smithers, Cannelton, London, Handley and Hughes Creek.  Residents in that area should bring any water used for drinking, cooking or bathing to a full rolling boil for at least one minute.  The water should then be allowed to cool before use.  The following steps are also recommended:

  • Throw away beverages and ice cubes if made with tap water that has not been boiled.
  • Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking.
  • Provide pets with boiled water after cooling.
  • Do not use home filter devices in place of boiling or using bottles water; most home filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms.
  • Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.
Bottled water distribution sites were set up on Tuesday afternoon at Montgomery Town Hall on Third Street in Montgomery, WV and Valley High School in Smithers.  The sites are for customers who are waiting for the water service to be restored.  West Virginia American Water provided several truckloads of bottled water and more are expected to be arriving throughout the day.  The company expects all affected customers to have their service fully restored within one or two days.


12:30 p.m. UPDATE: Officials with CSX announced on Tuesday morning that shelters for those people affected by the train derailment in the Powellton Hollow area have been consolidated.  There are now two shelters set up in the area.  Those include Valley High School, which is being run by the American Red Cross, and the Glen Ferris Inn on U.S. Route 60.  

The shelter at the Glen Ferris Inn is also the site of CSX's community outreach center.  Melanie Cost, with CSX, said that the company is working to get people back into their homes as soon as possible.  The outreach center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

Previous locations of shelters included Armstrong Creek Fire Department, WVU Tech's Gymnasium, Montgomery Fire Department and Valley Elementary School.  Those shelters are now closed.


UPDATE: WV Politicians react to the train derailment as recovery efforts for a train wreck in the Powellton Hollow area proceed, West Virginia's leaders in Congress announced they will be visiting the site on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) met with emergency first responders , local officials, area residents and CSX representatives.  According to a release from the Senator's office, he is helping to coordinate and open lines of communication between federal, state and local administrators.  

"First and foremost, after touring the derailment site, I am thankful that all West Virginians are safe.  We must work together to find ways to ensure this type of accident does not happen again and transport this material s safe as humanly possible," said Sen. Manchin.  "I will be working with federal, state and industry officials in the coming weeks to make the necessary improvement to secure our safety."

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (D-WV) said her staff is available to assist those in need.  The number for her Charleston Office is 304-347-5372.  

"As the response to the Fayette County train derailment continues, my sole focus is making sure West Virginians have access to the information and resources they need.  I've spoken with Governor Tomblin and CSX to ensure we're doing everything possible for those impacted by this devastating incident, and my office is in constant contact with CSX as well as federal, state and local officials."

Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-3rd District) has also said he will be in the area.  Congressman Alex Mooney (R-2nd District) offered his comments on the situation.

"It is my sincere hope that as the derailment situation progresses we continue to avoid an serious or life-threatening injuries.  I believe the top priorities now are to protect downstream citizens' clean drinking water and contain further spillage," said Congressman Mooney.  "I stand ready to work with first responders and federal regulators on the scene to determine the cause of the incident and to return evacuated residents to their homes as swiftly as safety allow.  My Charleston office is ready to help with any citizens' concerns or questions at 304-925-5964."

West Virginia Delegate Kayla Kessinger (R-Fayette) announced that she is meeting with the Fayette County delegation to the WV Legislature on Tuesday.  The goal is to discuss how they can work together to help those impacted by the accident.

"I am hopeful we will use every tool at our disposal to help in the response.  We must assure that safety is the top priority for -rea residents and the emergency workers responding to this accident," said Del. Kessinger.


8:00 a.m. UPDATE:

Officials at the Emergency Operations Center estimate the fire will burn for another 24 hours after a CSX train derailed in Mount Carbon in Fayette County, WV.  Another explosion rocked the area at about 11:30 p.m. last night which hampered the cleanup effort. No injuries were reported in that explosion.

The surrounding area has been evacuated for a 1.5 mile radius.


7:30 a.m. UPDATE:

The West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety has announced that efforts to support first responders and emergency management personnel who are working to clean up a oil train derailment continued throughout the night and into the morning on Tuesday, Feb. 17.  Officials said initial reports that one or more tanker cars had ended up in the water appear to have been false. The West Virginia National Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are helping to coordinate the overall response and field local requests for resources and assistance.  (CLICK HERE to read more about bakken crude shipment safety concerns)

The response includes providing potable water for customers of the Montgomery water treatment plant.  The National Guard 35th Civil Support Team is drawing samples to test for spilled crude oil. West Virginia American Water, with the help of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, is providing a pair of 8,000 gallon tankers to supply Montgomery General Hospital and a nearby long-term care facility to ensure their boilers can continue to operate.  The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is working with local water supply facilities to ensure the protection of public health.

CSX and the American Red Cross are assisting residents who were evacuated from the area as a result of the accident.  Shelters have been set up by state agencies at Valley High School in Smithers and Armstrong Creek Fire Department in Powellton.  CSX plans to open a community outreach center to address needs as a result of the train derailment.  That center till be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.  It is set up at the Glass-in Riverside Room at the Glen Ferris Inn on U.S. Route 60 in Glen Ferris.

The Montgomery water treatment plant still had water in its reserves at 10 p.m. on Monday night.  The intake valve at the plant was closed shortly after the accident happened to keep crude oil from entering the system.  The intake valve at the Cedar Grove plant, which is further downstream from the accident, is still open.  Crews at Cedar Grove are monitoring water approaching the intake for any signs of crude oil.7:30 p.m. UPDATE:

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) declared a state of emergency for Fayette and Kanawha Counties at 5:40 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.  The declaration was in response to the CSX train derailment that lead to the evacuation of the Powellton Hollow area, which includes Boomer and Adena Village.  No other counties were included in this declaration.

"Declaring a State of Emergency ensures that residents of both Kanawha and Fayette counties have the access they need to resources necessary to handle all stages of the emergency," said Gov. Tomblin. "State official are on site and will continue to work with local and federal officials, as well as CSX representatives throughout the incident."

At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, more shelters were opened to accommodate residents of the area affected by the derailment.  Those shelters are at the Montgomery Fire Department, Valley High School in Smithers, the WVU Tech Gymnasium in Montgomery, Kimberly Community Center in Armstrong Creek and Falls View School.  Earlier in the day a shelter was set up at Valley High School.

Firefighters with the Boomer Fire Department said that there have been at least six explosions in connection with the fire that started from a CSX train that derailed in the Powellton Hollow area of Fayette County on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.  The derailment happened at around 1:30 p.m.  As a result, the entire town of Boomer was evacuated by 4:30 p.m.

The train consisted of two locomotives and 109 rail cars.  It was traveling from North Dakota to Yorktown, VA carrying crude oil. The scene extends along WV Route 61, near Armstrong Creek road. According to firefighters, the largest explosion happened near a house that was between the railroad tracks and the Kanawha River.  They do not believe anyone was home at the time.  State Troopers said there have been no fatalities reported.  According to a release from CSX one person was being treated for potential inhalation, but no other injuries were reported.

CSX released this statement regarding the derailment:

"CSX teams are working with first responders on the derailment this afternoon of an oil train near Mount Carbon, WV.  At least one rail car appears to have ruptured and caught fire. The derailment has resulted in the precautionary evacuation of nearby communities, and precautionary suspension of operation at the Cedar Grove and Montgomery water treatment plants. CSX is working with the Red Cross and other relief organizations to address residents' needs, taking into account winter storm conditions.  These efforts include shelters for residents who have been evacuated.  CSX teams also are working with first responders to address the fire, to determine how many rail cars derailed, and to deploy environmental protective and monitoring measures on land, air and in the nearby Kanawha River.  The company also is working with public officials and investigative agencies to address their needs."

Crews said oil is burning everywhere.  There are some environmental concerns if the oil is under the frozen spots in the river.  Crews on the scene said that the oil in those locations will not burn and will have "all kinds of negative impacts on the water."

At around 3 p.m. West Virginia American Water closed the intakes to the water treatment plants at Montgomery and Cedar Grove to prevent contamination.  A release from West Virginia American Water shows that approximately 2,000 customers in the Montgomery area will lose their water service in the next few hours if the plant remains shut down.  The company is waiting for confirmation from the WV Department of Environmental Protection and emergency responders about whether or not crude oil migrated into the Kanawha River from Armstrong Creek.  The company has been given permission by the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health to restart the Montgomery water treatment plant if there is clear confirmation that crude oil and other potential contaminants did not reach the Kanawha River.

The Montgomery water treatment plant provides service to the communities of Montgomery, Smithers, Cannelton, London, Handley and Hughes Creek.  West Virginia American Water is working with emergency responders and the Bureau of Public Health on continued response efforts. The company is also working to identify additional emergency water supply options.

"West Virginia American Water apologizes to all it's customers for this inconvenience and thank them for their patience as we work quickly to respond to this event."


3:00 p.m., UPDATE:Water intakes in Montgomery and Cedar Grove have been closed because of the train accident along the Kanawha River.  That is according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health.  

It is confirmed that the train was carrying crude oil, some of which spilled into the Kanawha River.  While the intakes are closed, customers are urged to conserve water.  The Montgomery Water System is part of West Virginia American Water Co.  The company released a statement regarding the accident.

"West Virginia American Water is aware of the train derailment just east of Montgomery on the Fayette-Kanawha County line.   The Montgomery water treatment plant, which draws water from the Kanawha River a few miles downstream of the accident, was shut down at approximately 2:30 p.m.," said Laura Jordan, the External Affairs Manager.  "Customers in the Montgomery area are asked to conserve water and only use it for essential functions at this time.  West Virginia American Water is working with emergency responders and the Bureau for Public Health on continued response efforts."

The West Virginia State Police expanded the evacuation order for the area at around 3:15 p.m. to include anyone with half of a mile of the fire.  Anyone who is not responding to the scene as a part of the emergency crews is asked to avoid the area.


2:30 p.m., UPDATE:

Dispatchers have announced that the towns of Adena Village and Boomer Bottom are being evacuated because of a nearby train derailment.

Officials said Route 61 is being shut down as a result of the derailment. A shelter is being set up at Valley Elementary School for people who are being evacuated.  

According to Lawrence Messina, communications director for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, at least one tanker has fallen into the river, and authorities believe crude oil is in the tanker. Messina said officials were unsure if anything else was in the tanker. Messina said the Department of Environmental Protection also was responding to the accident to assess the situation.


2:21 p.m., Original Story: Firefighters and emergency crews have responded to a train accident in Montgomery, WV busy. 

The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Details on what exactly happened are still limited at this time. Officials have said that a train has derailed. The location of the accident is near Montgomery, within a four mile radius. Watch for updates hear and on the air as information becomes available.

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