More on Chatham Train Accident

posted by Bill Williams -

From Chatham Fire Department Facebook Page:

Chatham Fire and Chatham Rescue Squad Inc. were dispatched by Columbia County NY 911 with Chatham Police, Columbia County Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police to a report of a train accident in the Village of Chatham, NY. Command requested mutual aid from Ghent Fire. 

It was determined a tow truck was assisting a motorist at the Austerlitz St crossing when a CSX train traveling through struck the tow truck. Traffic was diverted around the scene through the Village while emergency crews worked. 

At 1600 Chatham Fire was dispatched to a second AAPI on Locust St. a car traveling under the Train trestle struck a power pole. Your volunteers braved the cold weather for a couple of hours this afternoon to assist the community and ensure there were no further injuries.

More pics here: https://www.facebook.com/ChathamFire/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

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