Paducah & Louisville Railway

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9:42 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Work Begins to Drain Chemicals at Derailment Site

Louisville Metro

Update 4:45 p.m.: Crews working to offload dangerous chemicals at the train derailment site in southwestern Jefferson County got a later-than-expected start Tuesday morning because of the weather, MetroSafe said.

Crews finished offloading a butadiene car in the afternoon, after starting at about 11:30 a.m. -- a couple of hours later than expected, said Jody Duncan, a spokeswoman for MetroSafe.

The area around the derailment site was muddy, and crews had a difficult time setting up equipment, Duncan said.

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