WORLD, March 22 (YPA) – A road is closed after a train derailed in Androscoggin County on Monday, officials said.
Leeds Junction Road is closed to all traffic at the intersection of Greene Road, according to a dispatcher from Androscoggin County.
Officials said the closure would be in effect until about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
CSX, the company operating the train, said that just before 4 p.m. one of its trains derailed four railcards. They were carrying non-hazardous limestone slurry.
The company said no workers aboard the train were injured, and there was no release of any product.
Crews from CSX traveled to the derailment site to start recovery efforts, according to the company.
“CSX appreciates the patience of our neighbors as we work as quickly as possible to restore this area,” the company said.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection released the following statement: “After learning about the incident from a few nearby residents, a member of the DEP’s HazMat team responded to the derailment scene to evaluate possible environmental impacts and offer assistance.
“Four cars transporting limestone derailed at the Leeds Junction,” according to the statement.
Recently, there have been successive incidents of derailment of trains in the United States of America, causing significant material losses and environmental damage due to the loads they were transporting, most of which were hazardous materials.