March 2, 2016

Governor Cuomo Issues Update on Train Derailment in Ripley, NY

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“Late Tuesday evening, I directed the State Police, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Offices of Emergency Management and Fire Prevention and Control as well as the Department of Environmental Conservation to respond to a 16 car train derailment on the Norfolk Southern line in the town of Ripley, NY in Chautauqua County. Two of the rail cars contained ethanol which leaked causing an evacuation of surrounding homes in the area as an emergency precaution.

“At this time, the main CSX line is open for trains at reduced speeds. The state Department of Transportation has an inspector onsite and is working with Federal Railroad Administration to determine the cause of the accident.

“Though the cause of the accident is not yet clear and there have been no reports of injuries, we will continue to coordinate with local officials and mobilize any other resources necessary to address this incident.”