Mandatory Evaluation Is Underway for Princeton, IN Area After Train Derailment
At this time there is a mandatory evacuation going on for some Princeton residents. Find out if you need to evacuate.
According to the GCS office -
The Gibson County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Service Personnel have ordered a mandatory evacuation for Princeton area residence within a one mile radius of OLD US 41 and Caniff Trailer Court due to Confirmed Train Derailment.
On June 17, 2018, at approximately 7:19 p.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received several 911 calls of a train derailment and explosion in the approximate area of Old US 41 and Caniff Trailer Court. Upon arriving Emergency Service Personnel observed a derailed train approximately 2100 feet west of the trailer park.
Emergency Service Personnel have went door to door businesses and residences within a 1 mile radius evacuating persons from the area.
Displaced residents are invited to go to the Gibson County Fairgrounds Toyota Events Center to recover and relax.
The Gibson County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police will release more information as it is available.
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