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Train derails in Montgomery

A train on its way through the Village of Montgomery derailed Monday afternoon, sending two cars off the tracks and closing the rail line into Walden until further notice.

No injuries were reported and the train was reportedly carrying non-hazardous material, a type of plastic resin, which the Middletown and New Jersey Railroad planned to begin offloading on Tuesday.

Once the cars have been emptied, the plan is to have machinery brought in to pick up the cars. They will be put back together and transported down the line to a site where they can be fully repaired. The railroad has contracted with RJ Corman Derailment Services, to coordinate the cleanup and reopening of the rail line.

An investigation into the cause of the derailment is ongoing.

The incident, which occurred around 3:45 p.m., brought responders from the NYS Environmental Police, Village of Montgomery Police, NYS DOT and the Middletown and New Jersey Railroad.

By RACHEL COLEMAN

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