Train Derailment in Providence

Here’s a new wrinkle into my dreadful morning commute into Providence, RI… A train derailment! Yup, you read it right. A train carrying 30,000 gallons of highly combustable ethanol jumped the tracks this morning (3/8/17) at 1:30am.
The tanker car, which was one of approximately 60 cars that were on route to Worcester, MA, jumped the track, slid down an embankment, went through a chainlink fence and came to rest in the middle of US 1-A (Allens Ave) in Providence.

Authorities say that there were no leaks and the EPA is on hand as a precaution.  This main route into Downtown Providence will be closed all day as authorities are waiting on heavy equipment from New York to place the car back on the tracks.


Mark Plante

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