Alabama rail line seen shut for 7 days after oil-train wreck
Aliceville, ALABAMA Nov 8 (Reuters) - The Genesee & Wyoming Inc rail line in western Alabama that was shut on Friday by a major oil-train derailment is likely to reopen in about a week, a company official said.
Bill Jasper, president of the Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway, told Reuters that the line's parent Genesee was working with larger railroads to help reroute traffic. Officials had not yet examined the scene as some of the 25 tank cars that derailed and exploded were likely to continue burning until Saturday.
"All the evidence we need to figure out what happened is underneath the wreckage," he said.
- Islamic State video claims to show beheading of U.S. journalist |
- Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai: security sources
- Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief |
- U.S. attorney general heads for racially charged St. Louis suburb
- 'No' from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings |