LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Residents who live in the Dixie Beach area in southern Jefferson County may have to evacuate their homes for 72 hours after a train derailment, according to Louisville television station WLKY.
The train was carrying dangerous chemicals like hydrogen chloride, sodium chloride, and hydrochloric acid, just to name a few.
City officials used the term Level 3 Code Red system, which is the highest hazmat emergency situation.
Three counties are affected by the emergency, including Hardin, Bullitt, and Jefferson.
The derailment situation started as a one mile radius containment area and had to spread to two miles.