Freight Train Derails In Southeast Texas

 Friday, October 30, 2020

 CBS News

A freight train derailed in southeast Texas on Thursday morning, causing railcars to pile up on the tracks and spill over onto a nearby roadway. Five tank cars were breached and no injuries were reported, the Orange County Office of Emergency Management said in a statement.

A "petroleum product" that the agency said didn’t pose a risk to the general population was leaking from four of the cars. A "corrosive product" from another car was being contained, according to the statement.

The county sheriff’s office asked everyone within a mile of the derailment to evacuate, and people between a mile and a mile and a half of the wreck were asked to shelter in place.
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