WICHITA, Kan. - A train stretching for two miles came to a stop in Wichita, Tuesday morning, after three rail cars went off the tracks near downtown.
The train derailed around 5:15 a.m., near the intersection of Gilbert & Santa Fe. Mead and Indianapolis streets were also affected by the street closures. About 30 gallons of sodium hydroxide spilled.
Wichita fire battalion chief John Turner told KAKE News that the chemical did not pose a risk as a vapor, but it is toxic to the touch. Firefighters worked to contain the spill as railroad workers righted the tanker cars and patched the leak.
Street were closed in the area for most of the day. No one was injured.