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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

In Other News...

City Will Celebrate ‘The Pier’ Grand Opening Friday, July 3

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/2/15) — The Owensboro Board of Commissioners invites the public to a ribbon cutting celebrating the… Read More

Commissioners Commission Meeting Set for July 7, 2015

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/2/15) — The Owensboro Board of Commissioners will hold a Commission meeting at 5 p.m., on Tuesday,… Read More

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 14362

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6506

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5054

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3843

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3604

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45239

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14362

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 02, 2015 14362

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6506

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 2528

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
July 03, 2015 2418

KMA Reminds Motorist of New Kentucky Red Light Law

by David Holt
July 02, 2015 1542

North Middle School Welcomes New Principal

by Julie Wischer
July 02, 2015 1331

Hanson Approves Budget on Second Reading

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 1222

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
July 02, 2015 1123

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released –…

by SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 946

Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 859

UPDATE - Suspicious Package under Investigation

by SurfKY News