PortandTerminal.com, October 31, 2020
MAURICEVILLE, TX — A Kansas City Southern train derailed at about 7:30 a.m. in Mauriceville, Texas on Thursday morning according to a news release from the Orange County Office of Emergency Management.
The derailment involved 25 rail cars, including 15 loaded cars and 10 empty ones, the release said.
Residents within a mile radius of the accident, along with two school campuses, were evacuated after five rail cars were found to be leaking.
Five tank cars were breached with four leaking a petroleum product that “that did not represent a risk to the general population.”
The fifth leaking tank car was carrying a “corrosive product that is being contained.”
Derailed cars were visible in the area tipped over along the track as well as on top of each other.
The derailment damaged Entergy power lines in the area and at one point 2200 customers in the area were without power according to an Entergy spokesperson.
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