Oneida derailment & fire
Oneida, New York, USA
Suspicious track segment
Investigators from the National Transportation and Safety Board found a suspect piece of track while investigating Monday’s train derailment and explosion, officials from the agency said at a news conference at Elm and Fitch streets this afternoon.
A controlled burn took place at 1 p.m. today at the site of the train derailment.
Six cars have been cleared, and the car containing ferric chloride is empty, CSX Spokesman Bob Sullivan said.
The toluene fire went out at 9 p.m. Monday. There are a few cars containing propane that are burning at this moment. For the next 24 hours to 36 hours, residents will see a lot of black smoke.
Contractors spent the better part of Monday night and Tuesday removing six cars from the CSX train derailment site – and there are several more to be removed, said Deputy Chief Gregg Myers of the Oneida Fire Department.
Amtrak service still suspended
Amtrak’s Empire Corridor service between Albany and Syracuse still is suspended. The rail will remain closed until further notice.