Cargo Train Derails in New Milford

Authorities are investigating after a cargo train derailed along the Housatonic River in New Milford around noon on Wednesday.

Police said the train’s front engine came off the tracks and traveled 10 feet to the right before coming to a halt.

No passengers and no hazardous materials were on board the train, which is owned by the Housatonic Valley Railroad Company and was traveling southbound through New Milford.

No employees were injured during the derailment, according to police.

The train did not reach the roadway, but New Milford police are on scene to direct traffic while railroad officials investigate.

No road closures are currently in effect, but police said the intersection of Housatonic Avenue and Boardman Road could close later on.

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