Oil Train Emergency Drill in Orangetown

Rockland officials and first responders will be participating in an emergency oil train drill on Thursday. According to Orangetown Police the drill will help officials see how prepared the county is in the event of a spill or an accident on the CSX Rail Line that runs through all but one town in Rockland. After recent incidents throughout the nation involving highly flammable Bakken crude oil that is often transported by train cars, officials are searching for ways to protect the community in a possible emergency. The drill will take place from 6-10 PM on Thursday night, and will close parts of Western Highway and Highview Avenue from 5-10 PM while police, ambulance, and fire departments respond to the crossing. Police will be informing residents in the area with automated calls and are notifying them not to be alarmed when they see smoke and realistic injuries presented in an accident.

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