Train derailment forces evacuations in Galveston Co.

An entire neighborhood in Galveston County was evacuated after a train derailed and leaked ethanol

September 14, 2011 12:49:43 PM PDT
An entire neighborhood in Galveston County was evacuated after a train derailed and leaked ethanol.

The train went off the track on Highway 6 near Freddiesville around 8pm. Several cars derailed and two tankers overturned and leaked ethanol. The fuel is flammable, so about 40 to 50 families south of Highway 6 were told to leave their neighborhood.

Authorities hope to have the highway open in time for the morning drive.


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