Freight train derails in heavy snow in Litchfield County. No injuries or road blockages reported.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:22am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cargo Train Derails in New Milford.

Authorities are investigating after a cargo train derailed along the Housatonic River in New Milford around noon on Wednesday.

Authorities are investigating after a cargo train derailed along the Housatonic River in New Milford around noon on Wednesday.

Police said the train’s front engine came off the tracks and traveled 10 feet to the right before coming to a halt.

No passengers and no hazardous materials were on board the train, which is owned by the Housatonic Valley Railroad Company and was traveling southbound through New Milford.

No employees were injured during the derailment, according to police.

The train did not reach the roadway, but New Milford police are on scene to direct traffic while railroad officials investigate.

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