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Cleanup continues after train derails east of Bozeman

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 14:50:41-05

Crews are continuing cleanup work after 39 coal cars derailed on Bozeman Pass Tuesday.

In a Wednesday press release, Montana Rail Link officials said work will continue throughout the day. They do not have a time for the track to reopen.

The public is asked to avoid the derailment site near the Trail Creek Road exit on I-90 between Bozeman and Livingston. Residents can expect minor traffic delays, according to MRL.

MRL officials stated “environmental contractors are onsite monitoring Rocky Creek water quality and have taken precautionary measures to reduce stream impacts.”

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Trail Creek Derailment Update from MRLAs of 8:00 am Wednesday morning, MRL crews continue to make progress in cleaning…

Posted by Gallatin County Emergency Management on Wednesday, January 30, 2019