Cleanup continues after New Britain train derailment

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Crews continued to clean up Wednesday after a freight train derailed in New Britain.

ORIGINAL STORY: Freight train derailed in New Britain

Seven freight cars overturned along Columbus Boulevard on Tuesday, according to the Mayor’s office. A construction company has been cleaning up non-hazardous construction debris that fell on and along Columbus Boulevard. The road is expected to be closed from Bank Street to Chestnut Street until Saturday. Pedestrians are being asked to stay away. Businesses in the area are accessible from Chestnut Street.

The New Britain Mayor’s Office says the Federal Railroad Administration and Pan Am Railways are working to upright the overturned freight cars and repair damaged track. They say those efforts could continue until next week. The Federal Railroad Administration is also trying to determine what caused the derailment.

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