About 25 prepare vehicles derailed Sunday in northwestern Montana, with no accidents or evacuations reported, authorities mentioned.
The vehicles, which weren’t believed to be carrying something hazardous, derailed close to the city of Paradise alongside the Clark Fork River, mentioned Invoice Brown, a dispatcher with the Sanders County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Firefighters and representatives of Montana Rail Hyperlink, which was working the prepare, had been responding and investigating what the vehicles had been carrying, he mentioned.
Pictures posted on social media present a few of the vehicles showing to dip simply into the river.
The prepare vehicles didn’t launch any hazardous supplies, Montana Rail Hyperlink mentioned in an announcement. The corporate mentioned the reason for the derailment was being investigated.
“We’re dedicated to addressing any impacts to the world because of this accident, prioritizing the protection of our workers and the general public, and understanding the explanations for this incident,” the corporate mentioned.
Montana’s U.S. Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester mentioned in separate tweets that they had been monitoring the derailment and had been in contact with native officers.
Federal regulators and members of Congress are urging railroads to do extra to forestall derailments after latest fiery wrecks involving hazardous chemical compounds in Ohio and Minnesota prompted evacuations.