All Amtrak tracks from Amsterdam to Schenectady are closed due to a train derailment. State Route 5 in Amsterdam is also closed in that area.
The derailment happened just after 8 o’clock on Friday.
Trains currently en route have stopped at stations, Amtrak told NewsChannel 13
There are no injuries and no leaking fluids, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Smith, who confirmed the derailment.
CSX is on scene to investigate.
NewsChannel 13 has a crew there. We’ll bring you updates on WNYT.com as we get them and on NewsChannel 13 Live at
Govt. Kathy Hochul released the following statement:
“I have been made aware of the train derailment in Montgomery County where several tank cars derailed this morning and have asked state personnel to provide all necessary assistance to local emergency authorities. The New York State Police, Office of Fire Prevention and Control and the Department of Transportation officials are on scene to monitor the situation, assist with the response and manage traffic. At this time, no injuries have been reported and no spill has been identified. Rail service has been halted, which will affect Amtrak passenger service, and Route 5 has been closed in both directions. Our top priority is to ensure that all railroad workers and nearby motorists are safe and that Amtrak service is restored as soon as possible.”