• Train derails in Mt. Vernon

    by  • December 30, 2012 • News

    Just before 6:30 Sunday morning the Mt. Vernon Fire Department and Police Department responded to a train derailment in the area of Liberty Road and Rockaway.

    Eight rail cars are believed to have derailed with one of the cars releasing ethanol. The Fire Department Hazmat team remain on the scene and is handling the clean up.

    Some roads, mainly Liberty at the dog pound and Perkins at Shawnee, have been closed off. There have been no evacuations or injuries reported.

    Citizens are asked to remain out of the area to prevent interference with Fire Dept operations.