Evacuation Lifted At Kentucky Train Derailment Site - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Evacuation Lifted At Kentucky Train Derailment Site

Posted: Updated:
Photo Credit: WLKY Photo Credit: WLKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Evacuations have been lifted and homeowners are being allowed back into the town of West Point four days after a chemical fire started at the site of a train derailment.

The Louisville mayor's office said in a release Sunday that two rail tank cars containing hydrogen fluoride were moved and stabilized and all restrictions have been lifted, including a 1.2-mile evacuation zone and a shelter-in-place restriction for anyone within five miles of the site. However, the Dixie Highway remained closed.

The fire burned out on its own Sunday morning as crews moved the two cars, which posed the greatest risk.

Hundreds of residents were given little notice to evacuate on Wednesday after a worker's torch ignited fumes at the site of the train that derailed on Monday.

Three workers from Nashville were injured in the blaze.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 NewsChannel 5 (WTVF-TV) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.