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Gibson County Sheriff
Sunday June 17th, 2018 :: 09:00 p.m. CDT


6/17/2018 Train Derailment evacuation information.

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.


**** This is an ongoing event.****

Gibson County Sheriff
112 E Emerson St
Princeton, IN 47670

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 812-385-3496

Bruce Vanoven
[email protected]

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