CADDO PARISH, LA - Caddo Parish Fire District No. 5 along with numerous other agencies are still on scene on Highway 1 in South Caddo Parish working a train vs semi with several rail cars off the track. A nighttime operation has been setup and a crews are staging at the command post on Highway 1 and Robinson Road. Cleanup crews have been brought in and cleanup should begin shortly. Signal 51 is on scene serving refreshments and burgers to all the first responders.
Related Article via: Twitter (LA State Police)
Troop G Troopers & Hazmat technicians are on the scene of a #train derailment on LA 1 in Caddo Parish. LA 1 is closed from LA 509 to LA 175 in both directions. No evacuations have been ordered & there are no reports of injures.
Related Article: KSLA News 12
A saltwater truck attempted to cross in front of a Union Pacific train. That caused the locomotive and 12-15 railcars to derail at the front of the train; another half dozen derailed at the rear, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office reports. As a result, Caddo Fire District 5 personnel took the engineer to Willis-Knighton Pierremont for treatment of unknown injuries. The driver of the saltwater truck was not injured. Meantime, an 18-mile section of Louisiana Highway 1 in Caddo and Red River parishes has been shut down.