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.
Train Derailment – Rhode Island Ave NE – CSX train w/ multiple cars derailed & leaking hazardous materials #DCFD
— DC Fire Fighters L36 (@IAFF36) May 1, 2016
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) May 1, 2016
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.
CSX TRAIN DERAILMENT – preparing to shut down Rhode Island Ave in Area of – near tracks along / in area of Rhode Island Ave.
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) May 1, 2016