A freight train carrying chemicals has derailed in West Point, Kentucky, prompting a level 3 hazmat declaration - the highest status possible, a Louisville emergency management spokeswoman tells CNN.
Emergency crews have shut down Dixie Highway in Hardin and Jefferson counties, according to Louisville Metrosafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan.
There are no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. The type of chemicals the train was carrying was not immediately known.
Thanks for all the lovely comments, very entertaining!
A lvl 3 declaration and no one knows what is in them; now that is rich.
Maybe it will create zombie ghosts? It derailed right by Waverly Hills Sanatorium (google it if ya dont know what it is)
I thought every train's conductor is supposed to carry the train's bill of lading, or to know what materials the train is hauling. Yes, Larry, it is VERY rich!
Thanks guys and gals for your not helpful info, try hydrogenFlouride an Butidine which is Flamable. Flouride is toxic to your lungs and one worker has 90 percent of his body burned working to clear the wreckage and this is 5 miles from me!
i worked for the r r for 35 years yes the enginer and conducter both carry bills of ladimg and know exactly whats in each tanker but the r r tells employes not to talk to anyone.