Train hits Main St. overpass in Buffalo

New Info. In Train Derailment

BUFFALO, NY--  Buffalo Police say an overpass bridge that was struck by a Canadian Pacific train on Wednesday is structurally sound.

However, city engineers will have a bridge inspection unit check it out Thursday in case anything was overlooked.

The accident happened Wednesday around 11:30 a.m.  in the vicinity of Main and Greenfield streets. 

Buffalo Police spokesperson Lt. Jeff Rinaldo says they are still investigating the cause of the accident, but it appears a portion of the cargo train was too high for the bridge. They're still not sure if the stacked freight cars were too high from the start, or if the train's load shifted at some point during the train's movement.

No one was hurt, and the three derailed freight containers happened to be empty at the time.

Police say the track suffered minor damage, so as of Wednesday night, the train will remain there until it can be safely moved. 

 

 

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