Train Derailment Closes Hopkinsville Road Saturday
By WestKyStar Staff
MORTON'S GAP, KY - The Kentucky State Police responded to a train derailment that occurred on US 41 (Hopkinsville Road) between Mortons Gap and Nortonville on Saturday.
Upon arrival, Troopers discovered that 15 rail cars had derailed and were on their sides. All cars were empty and no one was injured. The State Highway Department was notified and has a detour set up while CSX crews work on getting the cars back on the rails. The roadway, between South Hopkins Middle School and KY 813, was closed for approximately 18 hours.