Sussex County Road Remains Closed After Train Derailment
A WBOC NewsWatcher sent in this photo of Wednesday morning's train derailment that occurred south of Bridgeville.
BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- The Delaware Department of Transportation said Wilson Farm Road between Route 18 and Federalsburg Road south of Bridgeville will be closed for at least another day following Wednesday's train derailment.
Thirteen train cars, including a tanker car filled with more than 33,000 gallons of propane, went off the tracks, on Wednesday leaving a mess. Authorities closed roads around the vicinity of the crash.
The propane tank was removed Wednesday for fear it could be volatile.
"When it's in that large of concentration, that's about 3.5 tractor trailer load of propane," said Joe Hopple, a spokesman for Sussex County Emergency Operations. "That's a lot of explosive energy if anything would happen, a leak, could cause a fire, fire could cause and explosion and that could devastate a community especially like Bridgeville."
Hopple said that fortunately the best scenario played out.
Norfolk Southern, the owner of the train and the tracks, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board, are still investigating the derailment.
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