Alabama Local News – Train derailment closes section of Highway 90 in Florida

Posted on December 2, 2014

Casey Toner

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Florida — A section of Highway 90 in Santa Rosa County between Jeff Ates Road and S.A. Jones Road is closed due to a train derailment.

Joy Tsubooka, Santa Rosa County Emergency Management spokeswoman, said her office received a call about the train derailment about 8:54 a.m. It is unknown when the road will be reopened. Interstate 10 is the designated detour.

“There’s about 44 cars in the train and about 20 of them were impacted,” Tsubooka said. “Some at the front of the train and some at the back end of the train and there are cars laying on their side.”

Some of the train cars are used to store chemicals, but none of the cars were breached, and the cars appear to empty, Tsubooka said. No one was injured in the incident. reports that two of the cars were carrying phosphoric acid, but no leak has been found. As a precaution, a 150-foot isolation zone has been established, the report states.

“We expect the road to be closed for sometime,” Tsubooka said. “They have trees they have to remove and some of the cars have to be taken out.”

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