Amtrak Train Hits Rock Slide, Derails in Vermont

The Vermonter was reportedly traveling southbound
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2015 10:51 AM CDT
Updated Oct 5, 2015 11:15 AM CDT
Amtrak Train Derails in Vermont
The Amtrak Vermonter is seen in this 2013 file photo.   (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Amtrak has confirmed that its "Vermonter" train derailed while heading southbound in Vermont on Monday. NBC News reports the accident happened about 10 miles south of Montpelier, in Northfield; the Burlington Free Press reports the train hit a rockslide. A rep for the Montpelier Fire Department tells NBC that five cars apparently derailed, with two going over an embankment. See two extreme photos here and here. The story is developing, but NBC quotes the rep as saying there are four reported injuries thus far. The Vermonter runs daily between the northwestern part of the state and Washington, DC. (Read more Vermont stories.)

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