- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HYNDMAN, Pa. (AP) - Cleanup efforts continue in the small Pennsylvania town where a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire in August.

WJAC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2hdw3yT ) most residents of Hyndman have returned to their homes. However, some homes in the town are still undergoing renovations.

The major fire occurred when 32 cars, some containing hazardous materials, derailed as a train with five locomotives and 178 rail cars was heading from Chicago to Selkirk, New York. Cars containing liquefied petroleum gas and sulfur caught fire.

CSX representative Rob Doolittle says authorities expect the cleanup to be complete within 30 to 60 days. Doolittle says CSX will continue to help families displaced by the crash until they return to their homes.

Many residents say although the cleanup continues, they’re happy no one was hurt.


Information from: WJAC-TV, https://www.wjactv.com

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