Port Of Tampa Closed After Train Crash

Tampa, Florida – The main portion of the Port of Tampa is closed and may stay blocked off for much of the day after a train derailed there early Thursday morning.

The train was coming into the port at 1 a.m. when it left the tracks, pulling twelve cars off of the rails — and sending ten of those completely onto their sides, according to Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Capt. Lonnie Benniefield.

Responders found three of the cars leaking ethanol, a flammable liquid that’s often mixed with gasoline to fuel cars and trucks. When it’s shipped by rail, ethanol is usually stored in a form that is more flammable than gasoline.

 

Source: wmzz

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