Train service resumes after CSX train derails in Quincy

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: Thursday, February 1, 2018 11:43 a.m.


Pat Thomas Parkway is back open after a train derailment in Quincy.

Quincy Police Department officials said the damaged section of the road has been repaired.

A CSX train derailed eight freight cars Tuesday morning.

Crews completed track repairs on Pat Thomas Parkway Wednesday evening.

CSX officials say the incident remains under investigation.

UPDATE: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:20 p.m.

An early morning train derailment shut down part of a major road in Quincy Tuesday.

Eight cars derailed, causing a non-toxic acid leak.

Officials with the Quincy Police Department say Pat Thomas Parkway is open, but the far right hand lane is closed for about 250 feet as they repair a piece of damaged road.

CSX is conducting an investigation into the cause of the derailment.

A CSX train derailed just after 6:00 a.m. central time at the intersection of Pat Thomas Parkway and Live Oak Street near downtown Quincy in Gadsden County Tuesday.

Officials said eight cars derailed. Two of them spilled a small amount of Adipic acid.

That's a white solid chemical commonly found in the production of gelatin food products. Officials said the acid had no impact on the environment or people.

No injuries have been reported from the derailment.

"There was a small leak of a nontoxic chemical that was contained. There's no safety hazard to the community," Quincy Fire Chief Curtis Bridges said.

Crews from various agencies including CSX and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection were on scene as the cars were removed from the area.

Pat Thomas Parkway was closed from about three quarters of a mile from the scene in both directions.

As of Tuesday evening, the blocked off section of Pat Thomas Parkway had not been reopened.

Officials said it will likely be Wednesday before they are able to allow traffic through.

They said they want everyone to drive safe and be patient as they work to return the roadway to normal.