train derailment

Regional
8:44 am
Tue November 20, 2012

All Lanes Reopen on Dixie Highway Near Train Derailment

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has reopened all lanes of a highway in Louisville at the site where a train derailed. A statement from the agency says all lanes of Dixie Highway were reopened early Tuesday after work that required having lanes closed was completed.

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Regional
10:51 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Evacuation Lifted Near Jefferson County Derailment Site

Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for homes near an area where crews are cleaning up after a train derailed. The Courier-Journal reports that residents were allowed to return to their homes Thursday night and that Dixie Highway, which had been closed, was reopened.

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Regional
1:06 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Second Evacuation Order Given Near Derailed Train in Kentucky

Authorities are ordering a second round of evacuations near the site of a train derailment in Louisville as work begins to remove hazardous chemicals from some of the cars. Officials said Monday the latest evacuation will only affect a fraction of the area included in an evacuation almost two weeks ago that sent hundreds from their homes after a chemical fire erupted at the site.

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Regional
11:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Important Road Near Hardin/Jefferson County Line to Close Again

The continuing cleanup work at West Point following the train derailment will require reclosing US 31W. Emergency officials plan on initiating this phase of cleanup beginning Tuesday, November 13th. Detours will be in place as before, with motorists using KY 313 (Joe Prather Highway) as a detour on the south side of the closure and I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) as a detour on the north side of the closure.

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Regional
10:40 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Dixie Highway Set to Reopen Following Derailment, Chemical Spill

The Courier-Journal and AP are reporting that Dixie Highway, which has been closed for a week in southwest Louisville because of a disastrous train derailment and chemical fire, will reopen by 6 a.m Tuesday, officials said at a Monday morning press conference.

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Regional
7:36 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Evacuation Order Lifted in Town Impacted by Train Derailment, Chemical Fire

Evacuations have been lifted and homeowners are being allowed back into the town of West Point four days after a chemical fire started at the site of a train derailment. The Louisville mayor's office said in a release Sunday that two rail tank cars containing hydrogen fluoride were moved and stabilized and all restrictions have been lifted, including a 1.2-mile evacuation zone and a shelter-in-place restriction for anyone within five miles of the site.

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Regional
8:39 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Crews Continue Clean-Up Efforts at Site of Kentucky Train Derailment

Crews are continuing efforts to move tanker cars near a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Louisville. Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan said Saturday that some cars have already been moved away from the site, but workers decided to delay relocating tankers containing the dangerous chemical hydrogen fluoride until debris from the derailment could be cleaned up.

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Regional
6:33 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Kentucky Evacuees Miss Their Dogs, Clothes, Beds

Crews worked this week to put out a fire that resulted from a train derailment and chemical spill.

Roger Jacobs left behind a warm bed, clean clothes and his dog Zoey when a chemical fire from a derailed tanker car in Kentucky forced him from his apartment. On Friday, the 50-year-old West Point man was still wearing the same clothes he left with three days ago. He wondered if Zoey, a Labrador-mix, had enough water, though his father has been able to make brief daily visits to check on her.

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Regional
7:02 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Crews Believe They May Have Finally Contained Chemical Fire

A train derailment Monday morning in southern Jefferson County led to a chemical leak and fire.

Emergency workers in Kentucky were increasingly confident that fire crews had contained a blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car, allowing them to focus on untangling other stricken rail cars loaded with toxic chemicals nearby.

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Environment
9:45 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Chemical Fire Continues to Burn at Site of Kentucky Train Derailment

Update at 11:15am:

Authorities in Kentucky say a fire at the site of a train derailment is expected to continue burning throughout the day. Officials had initially said that the fire, fueled by a pressurized chemical that was being carried by a railcar, would burn itself out within two hours. However, Doug Hamilton with Metro Louisville Emergency Management says the fire is expected to continue burning through the day Thursday.

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