CSX Train Bearing Hazardous Material Derails Two Miles From Capitol In Washington, D.C.

900 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Train derails in DC, leaks hazardous material – fire fighters


The DC fire service has issued a warning about a derailed train on the city’s Rhode Island Avenue.

A number of wagons have left the track in the Road Island Avenue area of the city. There are no reports of any fires, though a liquid substance is leaking from one of the cars.

Hazmat fire trucks have arrived at the scene, while the area is being isolated.

As a precaution, Rhode Island Metro and Rhode Island Avenue have been shut down. The train was being run by the CSX transportation company.