TOPOCK, Ariz. (AP) — A freight practice carrying corn syrup – not hazardous supplies – derailed in western Arizona, close to the state’s border with California and Nevada, BNSF Railway stated.
Railway spokesperson Lena Kent stated there have been no accidents within the derailment close to Topock and, in keeping with preliminary stories, no hazardous supplies concerned.
A spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Workplace, Anita Mortensen, stated that she was not conscious of any spills or leaks.
The reason for the derailment of roughly eight automobiles is beneath investigation, Kent stated in an announcement.
The principle observe is blocked and Kent stated it’s not identified when it will likely be reopened.
The derailment comes amid heightened consideration to rail security nationwide following a fiery derailment final month in Ohio and a string of derailments since then which have been grabbing headlines, together with ones in Michigan, Alabama and different states.
In Arizona, Mortensen had earlier stated the practice was carrying hazardous supplies. The derailment occurred close to milepost 9 of Interstate 40, Mortensen stated, which is a rural, nonresidential space about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Lake Havasu Metropolis.
The sheriff’s workplace had notified the Nationwide Transportation Security Board and BNSF, the 2 entities that she stated can be responding to the accident.
The NTSB additionally didn’t reply to requests for remark.
Final month, a freight practice carrying hazardous chemical substances derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, close to the Pennsylvania border, igniting a fireplace and inflicting lots of of individuals to be evacuated.
Officers in search of to keep away from an uncontrolled blast deliberately launched and burned poisonous vinyl chloride from 5 rail automobiles, sending flames and black smoke excessive into the sky. That left folks questioning the potential well being impacts whilst authorities maintained they have been doing their finest to guard folks.
The story has been up to date to appropriate that the derailment entails practice carrying corn syrup, not hazardous materials, in keeping with the railway.
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