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“multiple CSX trains derailed & leaking hazmat, isolating area; RI Ave Metro & RI Ave closed. AVOID area”

by Prince Of Petworth May 1, 2016 at 7:31 am 14 Comments

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From CSX:

“UPDATE: It’s been confirmed that 14 railcars derailed at 9th & RI Ave NE in Washington, DC. No evacuations or injuries have been reported.”

DC Fire and EMS reports:

“CSX train derailment NE, DC – Hazmat situation – Rhode Island Ave shutdown in area – AVOID area”

From DC Fire Fighters L36 (@IAFF36) just after 7am:

“Update – Rhode Island Ave NE – multiple CSX trains derailed & leaking hazmat, isolating area; RI Ave Metro & RI Ave closed #DCFD”

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From MPD:

“Good morning. Due to a crx train derailment in northeast dc

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic is restricted from 4th St to Brentwood Rd along Rhode Island Ave. Ne

We are asking that those that live in area remain in your homes as the fire department does their assessment

Metro service at Rhode Island Ave metro is not available”

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AlertDC tweeted:

“MPD reports street closures on Rhode Island Ave NE from 5th to 10th st NE due to Police activity. Please avoid area.”

“DDOT reports street closures have extended from 4th to 12th St Rhode Island NE. Please continue to avoid area.”

WMATA reports:

“Red Line: Service suspended btwn NoMa & Brookland due to non-Metro-related fire dept activity near Rhode Island Ave. Use Green Line as alt.”

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