6 train cars derail in Bristol, Connecticut

BRISTOL — Emergency crews are on the scene of a train derailment Wednesday morning.

Bristol Police said six out of seven cars  carrying construction equipment derailed near 165 Riverside Ave.

Police said the derailment happened at 3:30 am.  Police said it was a PanAm freight train and it derailed in the area of Riverside Ave. and Mellen Street.  No injuries were reported. There are no known hazmat concerns.

PanAm spokesperson, the train was carrying four loads of construction debris and one load of scrap metal. The train was traveling East on a 24 mile rail line that runs from Berlin to Waterbury

The train was scheduled to branch off and head to Deerfield, Mass. with an ultimate stop in Ohio. PanAm rents the train cars but owns the tracks.

No cause has been determined yet. They are sending large cranes to re-rail the cars and that may take days to complete

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