Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Massive Train Derailment on HWY 41

TrainDerailment3 16MORTONS GAP, Ky. (3/16/13) - A CSX train headed north between TN and IN derailed this afternoon on the single track in front of South Hopkins Elementary and Middle Schools by State Highway 41. On the scene were South Hopkins Fire Dept.(SHFD), KY State Police (KSP), KY Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Hopkins Co. Sherriff’s Dept. (HCSD), and CSX engineers assessing the situation.

SHFD Assistant Chief Blake Vaughn said the first concern was the tanker car that had turned over potentially containing hazardous sulfur chemicals. The homes in the area were immediately evacuated for safety. It was soon determined the tank was empty, however may still have had hazardous chemical residue in it that could spill over. SHFD stayed on the scene while CSX determined the cause of the derailment.

KYTC closed off State Highways 813 and 41 a mile away from the scene directing traffic to detour at the Nortonville exit 33 on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway. It is undetermined how long the road will be detoured. The railroad traffic has also been halted on the route due to the fact that the double track turns into a single track just where the train derailed. CSX is on scene now assessing the cause and procedures for cleanup as well as an estimated time the track and highways will be closed.

SurfKY News will keep the community posted as more information is determined.TrainDerailment4

Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,085.04
+5.47 (0.03%)    
2 S&P 2,001.33
+4.59 (0.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,574.63
+16.94 (0.37%)    
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Another Greenville Home Invasion Being Investigated by Task Force

GREENVILLE, Ky. (8/28/14) — The second home invasion in as many weeks has occurred in Greenville and is being… Read More

Stanton Barrett's NASCAR Mustang Gets Hands On Care

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/28/14) — John Reece, crew chief for Stanton Barrett's NASCAR Mustang, works on the vehicle… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 25, 2014 5110

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4472

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4436

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 4037

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 3939

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 25, 2014 4472

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2548

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision Near…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
August 25, 2014 2461

Former Co-Workers Trying to Raise Money…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 26, 2014 1981

Two People Injured When Vehicle Overturns…

in Top Stories by Matt Sanderson
August 27, 2014 1354

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 25, 2014 4037

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 3939

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3813

GRADD Seeking Ombudsman Program Volunteers

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 26, 2014 3537

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 26, 2014 3075

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 25, 2014 5110

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 4436

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 3754

Job Corp Celebrates 50th Anniversary

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3641

Mustangs Marching Classic

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 26, 2014 3278

Family Has Close Call with Tornado

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06