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Train Derails In New Milford, Roads Closed

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River Road in New Milford is closed in both directions after a cargo train derailed and partially tipped over Monday night, according to police.

The New Milford Police Department reports on their Facebook page that five train cars derailed Monday night at River Road and Rooster Tail Hollow. One car partially tipped over, according to the report. No one was injured in the accident, and the train was not hauling any hazardous materials, police said. In addition, no cargo came off the trains.

As of this morning, Housatonic Railroad was on scene with heavy equipment cleaning up the accident. According to police, River Road will remain closed until cleanup is complete on both the tracks and the road.

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