Update: An early week train derailment in Baltic closed a primary intersection causing some detouring of traffic, but Big Sioux Media was informed by Jack Parliament of LG Everist, owners of the train cars that derailed, the roadway should be open this afternoon (Friday). Three railcars left the track earlier this week causing damage to the tracks and to the road, but no injuries were reported. After uprighting the railcars, then proceeding to fix the tracks, LG Everist then finished their repairs earlier today enabling the County Road department personnel to finishing asphalting the road for usage.
Update: Big Sioux Media spoke with Captain James Hookman of the Minnehaha Sheriff’s Department and was told that late this morning (Wednesday) the three rail cars that derailed yesterday in Baltic have been uprighted. The crews will now begin repairing track and it is possible the roads through that area could be reopened late Thursday or sometime Friday. Big Sioux Media will keep you updated on other developments as well.
The train derailment in Baltic occurred Tuesday afternoon and motorists will be detoured around the area, but are also being asked to stay away from the wreckage. Barricades were set up east and west of the derailment as the tracks run through the western edge of Baltic. No injuries were reported, but there was substantial damage to the tracks and road. More information from LG Everist and law enforcement personnel will be made available later today.