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Latest on Louisville train derailment

By: Darnell Crenshaw
By: Darnell Crenshaw

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.


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