TrainDerailment4MORTONS GAP, Ky. (3/16/13) - The Kentucky State Police responded to a train derailment that occurred on US41 (Hopkinsville Road), between Mortons Gap and Nortonville, on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, Troopers discovered that 15 rail cars had derailed and were on their sides.  All cars were empty and no one was injured.  The State Highway Department was notified and has a detour set up while CSX crews work on getting the cars back on the rails.  The roadway, between South Hopkins Middle School and KY 813, could be closed for approximately 18 hours.

Sergeant Dean Patterson, Sergeant Trent Weaver, Trooper Joseph Bartolotti, Trooper Nick Rice, and Trooper Nathan Craft responded to the scene.  They were assisted by the Hopkins County Emergency Management, South Hopkins Fire Department, The State Highway Department, and CSX.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Chris King
Photo provided by Jessica Frodge

CLICK HERE to read the Original Article/Report

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
1 DOW 17,689.86
0.00 (0.00%)    
2 S&P 2,103.84
0.00 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,128.28
-0.50 (-0.01%)    

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 6135

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3834

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 3655

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3636

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2759

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16561

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15516

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 01, 2015 2420

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2282

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 1753

'Diggers' Return to Find More Hatfield-McCoy…

by SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 1263

Knight Crowned 2015 Miss Pre-Teen Hopkins County…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 1124

Poole Wins Hopkins County Fair Talent Show

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 1101

One Injured in Vehicle Roll-Over Accident

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 976

Community Helps ‘Cram the Hummer’ for School…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 897

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 856

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News