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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Train Incident - Bowie - UPDATE - Images added at 10:00 am

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     Twitter @PGFDPIO

Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics and the Departments Hazardous Materials Team were alerted at around 2:30 am, Thursday, May 1, 2014 that a CSX train carrying a reported 8,000 tons of coal had some cars leave the track.  Fire/EMS units arrived to the scene not far from the Brady Building at Old Annapolis Road and Laurel Bowie Road in Bowie and confirmed that 3 locomotives and 10 cars had left the tracks but were still upright, not overturned.  The 3 employees on the train were accounted for and were not injured. 

There were no immediate life safety concerns or haz-mat issues.  The scene and clean-up were turned over to CSX officials.  The Fire/EMS Department will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day.

Images courtesy of PGFD.   Images added just after 10:00 am, May 1, 2014.

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