Deputies investigating train derailment near Letchworth State Park

Updated: June 03, 2020 07:07 PM
Created: June 03, 2020 11:25 AM

DALTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — The cleanup is still going after a train derailment Wednesday morning in Livingston County.

It happened in Dalton, about four miles away from Letchworth State Park around 4 a.m.


Thirteen cars from a three-mile-long Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks right across the street from the post office in Hamlet.

It was carrying general merchandise from Indiana to Binghamton.

Residents say they've had plenty of fears about those train tracks in the past.

"That was my immediate concern cause you know I watch all these trains you know," Holly Adams of Hunt said. "I get stuck at crossings often enough even though I try to avoid it, and there are lots of tanker cars."

There were no reports of injuries or release of hazardous material. Workers are cleaning up the scene, but most roadblocks have been removed.

"There are some tanker cars, that are upright," Adams said. "The ones that tipped over appear to be carrying vehicles, brand new trucks.”

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

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