Deluge creates closures, train derailment

by | Sep 27, 2018 | Latest

A Kansas City Southern railroad train was derailed Friday, Sept. 21 as a result of flooding. More than 12 inches of rain fell over the weekend. (Courtesy Collin County Sheriff’s Office)

A train derailment occurred and multiple roads were closed after more than 12 inches of rain fell over the weekend in the Farmersville area.

It was all hands on deck Friday, Sept. 21 around 11 p.m. when a Kansas City Southern train en route from Shreveport to Dallas derailed two locomotives and 11 rail cars near County Road 605 and County Road 558 outside Farmersville.

According to information released from KCS railroad, no one was injured in the derailment.

A small amount of diesel fuel leaked from one of the locomotives and is being remediated by the company. A tank car spilled non-hazmat brake fluid while other cars spilled steel plates.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

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