Update 1/30

From Montana Rail Link:

As of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, MRL crews continue to make progress in cleaning up 39 coal cars involved in a derailment that occurred yesterday at 12:50 PM. We do not currently have an estimated time for re-opening the track, but work to clear the derailment is expected to last another 18 hours. MRL environmental contractors are onsite monitoring Rocky Creek water quality and have taken precautionary measures to reduce stream impacts. The general public is urged to stay away from the derailment site so contractors and crews can continue to work safely. Local residents should expect minor traffic delays. We apologize and regret the inconvenience caused to the public and thank them for their patience.

 

Original Story 1/29

A train traveling west derailed, Tuesday, in the Bozeman Pass area, just east of the Trail Creek Exit off of Interstate 90.

An estimated 40 rail cars carrying coal were at the center of the incident.

Officials indicate that Trail Creek Road is still open as Montana Rail Link is on the scene and has started the process of cleaning the area.

The cause of the derailment is not known at this time. No injuries have been reported from the scene.

Information courtesy of Gallatin County Emergency Management contributed to the report.