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'Shelter in place' order issued for 5-mile radius of train derailment site

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A "shelter in place" order will be in effect about nine hours on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. for people who live and work within a five-mile radius of a train derailment site in southwest Jefferson County.

A Code Red was issued at 9:30, giving people 30 minutes to prepare. It should take about nine hours for emergency responders to stabilize the critical hydrogen fluoride cars, according to the Louisville Metro Emergency Management Agency.

A "shelter in place" order means that people should stay in their homes, secure doors and windows and make certain that all ventilation systems are off.

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