Skip to comments.Train derailment and fire 20 miles south of Louisville
Posted on 01/16/2007 6:13:52 AM PST by leadpenny
Huge fire in Shepherdsville (Bullitt County)
Oh crud, that's only about a half hour from where I grew up. Keep us up to date, please.
Diverting southbound flights - - I assume out of SDF. They don't know what is burning.
Thirty to 40 tanker cars involved.
Thanks. If anything comes out here at Ft Knox I will pass on to FR.
I'd imagine the winds are blowing the smoke to the east?
As I remember, Jim Beam and Burnheim Forest are close by?
Video shows I-65 just to the east and traffic was still moving. Don't know about now. If they don't know what is burning I suspect they'll close the interstate.
Yikes. 65's bad enough on a GOOD day. *LOL*
I'm sure that's double track through there. What a mess.
Video link: http://www.wlky.com/video/10759767/detail.html
Shutting down I-65 in both directions.
MSNBC off to a fire in Colo Springs right now. Busy day.
There are also four barges loose in the Ohio river at L'ville.
17 minutes ago
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. - Several train cars derailed and were on fire Tuesday south of Louisville, prompting authorities to take steps to shut down a busy interstate.
"We had a train derailment with some type of an explosion," said Kentucky State Police dispatcher Joey Mattingly.
There were no immediate reports of injuries from the wreck that occurred about 8:50 a.m. EST, he said.
Television footage showed the wrecked train and flames that produced a huge column of black smoke. At least one fire pumper truck was working to extinguish the fire.
Authorities were preparing to shut down a portion of Interstate 65, Mattingly said.
He said he wasn't sure what was aboard the train.
I know that's not funny but when I was stationed at Knox and lived in Valley Station, loose barges seemed to be an everyday thing.
Local elementary school being evacuated.
My wife was born at Ft. Knox.