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Train derails in Bovina, residents advised to shelter in place

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A derailed train took out a power line and  is leaking an unknown substance Tuesday night in Bovina. Seventeen of the train’s 77 cars have derailed, and two tanker cars are reportedly leaking substances which have yet to be identified.

The derailment occurred somewhere in the vicinity of the railroad crossing on Bovina Drive (via Google maps)

At around 7:25 p.m., reports of a derailed train near Tiffentown Road and Bovina Drive began coming in to the 911 dispatchers.  Responders from Warren County Fire and Vicksburg Fire, including Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk, Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs, 410-Chief Chris Kennedy and 310-Chief Mitch Lange, as well as multiple Sheriff’s deputies and Master Sgt. Kerwin Stewart with MHP are on the scene.

(courtesy of Fire Boss Jerry Briggs)

Chief Craig Danczyk was one of the first to arrive and has taken control of the scene, setting up two staging areas for the dozens of responders on either side of the tracks. The entire area has been blocked off and will remain inaccessible for some time as crews work the scene.

(photo courtesy of Fire Boss Jerry Briggs)

The Department of Environmental Quality is enroute to assess the leakage, and Entergy crews are responding to repair a powerline that was brought down by the derailed train.

There are no reports of injuries at this time, and there have not been any orders or recommendations to evacuate the surrounding areas. Residents are advised to shelter in place.

Stay with us to continue to get the latest on this developing story.

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