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Plan to remove derailed cars released

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Air 3 over the scene of the train derailment that caught fire. Air 3 over the scene of the train derailment that caught fire.

LOUISIVLLE, KY (WAVE) – A plan to move two derailed train cars full of chemicals has been approved.

Friday the Emergency Management Agency said they have come to an agreement with the Unified Command and the removal of the tanks filled with hydrogen fluoride and butadiene will begin Tuesday at 6 a.m.

During the removal Dixie Highway from Highway 44 to the Bridge at Salt River will be closed from November 13 at 6 a.m. They have not released how long the road will need to remain closed.

No evacuations or shelter-in-place orders have been issued at this time, but residents are advised to be prepared for one if it is necessary.

A cause for the derailment is still under investigation. The EMA said that have no updates on the workers who were injured during the incident.

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