At 3:00 p.m. today four Ogdensburg Railway freight cars carrying salt derailed approximately one mile off of Buck Road, on the New York and Ogdensburg Railway line. The train cars were carrying more than 800,000 pounds of salt from the CSX Interchange to the Port of Ogdensburg.
According to investigators, the accident was caused by “sun-kinks,” which are warped or buckled sections of track caused by cold-to-warm temperature changes associated with the change of seasons. Fortunately, there were no injuries and no salt was spilled. There was minor damage to the tracks and rail cars.
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