According to KSTP’s website:
A Union Pacific train derailed just north of the city of Northfield early Monday morning near Highway 3. . . . About 25 gallons of sulfuric acid leaked out of one car, but by 4 a.m. officials said that was contained. Two other cars are also carrying sulfuric acid. There have not yet been evacuations.
We’ve been unable to reach Union Pacific for comment.
From the StarTribune:
Authorities say a derailment of 26 cars on a Union Pacific freight train near Northfield has caused a leak of sulfuric acid.
Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the derailment occurred near a residential area at about 2 a.m. Monday.
Davis says no injuries were reported from the derailment and no evacuations had been ordered as of 6 a.m.
Has anyone seen anything? Anyone know details?
Update – 8:35a Having nothing else to do this morning, I drove up Hwy. 3 to see what I could see. The derailment appeared to be just north of the Greenvale Ave. overpass, right about where the “City of Northfield” sign is, south of the DQ.