BIDDEFORD, MAINE. (YORK) *TRAIN DERAILMENT* I/A/O RTE 111 BEHIND THE HOSPITAL. CMD ON SCENE WITH 2 LPG CARS OVER TURNED. NO LEAKS CURRENTLY SCENE. MEIA 5
WMTW-8 wrote:BIDDEFORD, Maine — Two cars of a freight train derailed in Biddeford Monday night.Source: https://www.wmtw.com/article/train-dera ... d/38732690
Firefighters were sent to the scene at about 7:50 p.m. and found two tanker cars carrying liquid propane on their sides. Crews were able to detect a small leak using a combustible gas leak detector.
Railway officials also responded to the scene and the leak was monitored and controlled.
The York County HazMat Team remained at the scene all night to keep an eye on things.
Plans will be made to remove the cars and clear the derailment.
No one was hurt and firefighters said there was no danger to the public.
Because of the derailment blocking the tracks, the Amtrak Downeaster had to stop a northbound train in Wells and provide bus service for passengers looking to continue further north.
Portland Press Herald wrote:Firefighters from Biddeford and Saco arrived at the site of the derailment to find two tank cars carrying liquid propane on their sides.Source: https://www.pressherald.com/2022/01/10/ ... biddeford/
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Pan Am Railways spokesperson Cynthia Scarano said the cause of the derailment is being investigated. The cars will be removed Wednesday when the proper equipment is in place. In the meantime, other trains are able to pass by the area, she said.