HELENA — Four rail cars, two of them containing liquid propane, have derailed by the Montana Rail Link Trainmaster and North Roberts Street train crossing in Helena.
Montana Rail Link (MRL) say there is no threat to the public at this time, and there are no reports of any injuries.
The four cars derailed at approximately 4:25 a.m. on Wednesday by an MRL crew switching cars in the Helena yard.
“The incident is still under investigation,” said MRL Chief Communications Officer Ross Lane. “There were no injuries as a result of the derailment.”
The propane tanks are fully intact; none of the material was released from the rail cars.
There are MRL hazardous material responders at the scene monitoring the situation and working with Helena Police and Helena Fire.
The North Roberts train crossing will be closed this afternoon while crews work to remove the damaged cars.
MRL say operations at the rail yard are continuing as normal.