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    Train derailment/Explosion near my town.

    Watching the morning news this AM, and this just in.

    view from Utica about 20 miles away

    A freight train carrying propane derailed in Canastota/Wampsville this morning. The LOML heard the explosion (I didn't, but I go 'What?' a lot), said it sounded like a car backfire. The site is about 10 miles as the crow flies from the house.

    wow!

    Last edited by Ned Bulken; 03-12-2007 at 12:57 PM.
    -Ned

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    Glad you weren't any closer.

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    yeah, me too. several cars are involved, evacuation of 1 mile radius. several schools closed. Reports say few injuries, and it was in a very rural location.
    -Ned

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    Wow.

    10 miles away, that quite a fire there.
    Train crew survive?

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    zero injuries. They are taking a 'containment' stance, EMS personel are on site, and it is causing quite a stir. It even has the NYS Thruway (I90 is a toll road here in NY) shut down for 30 miles. 15 rail cars are involved.
    -Ned

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    Got your hotdogs and marshmallows yet???

    Glad to hear no injuries! Something like that could be a lot worse!

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    Wiener roast!

    LOL too funny. the LOML is a firefighter and an EMT and truth be told I Have heard that comment from firemen in the company about a structure fire.
    This one is spooky because just a few miles west of there the tracks run right through the center of town. My mentor has his shop about 150 yrds from the tracks.

    Latest news10 coverage

    The westbound detour mentioned in that last link goes right by my house, think I'll stay home today.
    -Ned

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