Cleanup shows progress in the wake of train derailment in Bedford County

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 19, 2017 10:42 AM

(Hyndman) -- Cleanup efforts are making progress in the small Bedford County community where a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire last month.

Most people who live in Hyndman have returned to their homes.

However, some homes are still undergoing renovations.

The major fire occurred when 32 cars -- some containing hazardous materials -- derailed as a train with five locomotives and 178 rail cars was heading from Chicago to Selkirk, New York.

Cars containing liquefied petroleum gas and sulfur caught fire.

CSX representative Rob Doolittle says authorities expect the cleanup to be complete within 30 to 60 days.

He adds the company will continue to help families displaced by the crash until they return to their homes.

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