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Partial Train Derailment in Bristol

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    Clean Up Continues After Train Derailment in Bristol

    Crews spent the day trying to clean up a big mess after a train derailment in Bristol on Wednesday.

    (Published Wednesday, July 10, 2019)

    Police responded to a partial train derailment in Bristol on Wednesday morning.

    Several cars of a PanAm freight train went off the tracks near Mellen Street and Riverside Avenue around 6 a.m., according to police.

    "The first thing I checked out was to make sure the conductor is alright. Nobody seems to be hurt here Except for the railroad tracks," area resident Brian Dauphinee said.

    Police said there were no injuries.

    Partial Train Derailment in Bristol

    [HAR] Partial Train Derailment in Bristol
    Police responded to a partial freight train derailment in Bristol on Wednesday morning.
    (Published Wednesday, July 10, 2019)

    Six of the seven train cars came off the rails, according to fire officials.

    "A lot of destruction here. The way that the train is derailed over there is pretty bad. Pretty bad shape," said Richard Aviles, who lives near the tracks.

    Mellen Street is closed from Riverside Avenue to Prospect Street and may be closed for some time, according to police.

    The train was carrying dry materials and there are no hazmat concerns, fire officials said.

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