Credit: A FREIGHT TRAIN CARRYING BEER DERAILED IN NORTHWESTERN MONTANA ON SUNDAY. ASSOCIATED PRESS
The frequency of train derailments seems to be increasing as yet another train derails but this time is not carrying hazardous materials, rather it was hauling cases of beer which were thrown all over the sides of the Clark Fork River in western Montana.
On Sunday, twenty-five train cars jumped the tracks dumping thousands of cans of Coors Light beer and powdered clay all over the banks of the river. The cleanup may be a challenge as the derailment site is located in a “narrow, century-old tunnel with limited access,” according to officials on the scene.
Bill Naegeli is the Sanders County Disaster and Emergency Services manager and has said, “It’s a terrible spot to get in and out of. The biggest issue is the cars derailed inside the tunnel” which has a low clearance making the cleanup incredibly tricky.