Cleanup Ongoing After Coal-Hauling Train Derails

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Cleanup is continuing at the site where a train hauling coal overturned and spilled part of its load near homes in Hardin County.

Paducah & Louisville Railroad spokeswoman Bonnie Hackbarth told The News-Enterprise the cleanup started Monday and is expected to take several days. The goal, Hackbarth said, is to be done by the end of the week.

Fifteen cars jumped the tracks between Vine Grove and Radcliff last week, with five tossing loads of coal down an embankment and behind residences.

Hackbarth said the investigation into the derailment is ongoing.

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