Quincy PD: Train removed from downtown road

BREAKING: Quincy PD says a train derailed in downtown Quincy
BREAKING: Quincy PD says a train derailed in downtown Quincy
Posted at 5:00 AM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 00:13:32-05

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) - A derailed train has been removed from a downtown Quincy street, police said Wednesday morning. 

The train derailment early Tuesday morning left many people in Quincy looking for a detour for their morning commute. 

Crews were working all day Tuesday to remove that train from the tracks. Crews  crews also scooped up acid that fell from that train.

That acid was never actually a safety concern but because those workers are dealing with it directly, they had to put on those suit. In fact, the only concern for the folks in Quincy was the train blocking Pat Thomas Parkway and Live Oak Street.

No injuries were reported.

WTXL spoke to a nearby neighbor that says he heard that crash.

"What happened what this morning, I think around 6:40, I heard a loud bang on the railroad tracks," said Sidney Hollis. "I said I knew the train had derailed because it was going way too fast and you could hear the wheels like clink, clink, clink, And then when I got up and came outside, that's when I looked over and saw that train all twisted up out here in the road. So I knew something bad had happened."

It is still unclear what caused that train to go off track and land on its side. Workers are still out there on Pat Thomas Parkway and Live Oak Street trying to move the train from the street.

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