Hazmat Alert Issued After Train Derails in Kentucky Top-level hazmat warning issued By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Oct 29, 2012 7:03 AM CDT 3 comments Comments A freight train has derailed in Kentucky. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Officials have issued the highest-level hazardous material warning in Kentucky after the derailment of a freight train. The train, which was carrying chemicals including hydrogen chloride and hydrochloric acid, derailed in West Point, the Courier-Journal reports. A highway has been closed across two counties, and residents are being evacuated. Thus far, there have been no reports of deaths or injuries.