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Freight Train Derailment in Buffalo Grove Cancels North Central Commuter Service

Fri January 16 2009 4:39 am  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=3614
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UPDATE: Reports later in the day Friday claim that no molten sulfur leaked in the train accident.

A freight train derailment of about 20 cars was initially reported just before 5:00 a.m. as railroad gate trouble in the area of Deerfield Parkway and Busch Parkway in Buffalo Grove. Buffalo Grove police officers soon realized that a freight train had derailed in the area. Five railroad cars are reported to be possibly leaking molten sulfur onto the ground. A slight odor is reported in the immediate area.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department is involved in an extended operation at the scene. Damage to property has possibly occurred in the area of Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion at 1500 Abbott Ct, Buffalo Grove. Arlington Heights Police Department and Lincolnshire Police Department are assisting the Village of Buffalo Grove police and fire units.

FROM METRA (OFFICIAL) 6:00 AM
NORTH CENTRAL SERVICE TRAIN CANCELLATION
DUE TO A FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT IN THE VICINITY OF THE BUFFALO GROVE STATION, NORTH CENTRAL SERVICE TRAINS BOTH INBOUND AND OUTBOUND WILL NOT OPERATE. PASSENGERS ARE ASKED TO SEEK ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION. PASSENGERS MAY CONSIDER USING THE MILWAUKEE DISTRICT NORTH LINE FOR ALTERNATE TRAVEL.

Metra first put out a delay notice at 5:30 a.m.

Info about Molten Sulfur from NOAA CAMEO website:
SULFUR, MOLTEN

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Friday, January 16th, 2009

   

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