Hwy. 1 in Vivian reopened after weekend train derailment

Published: Jul. 25, 2017 at 1:10 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2017 at 3:36 PM CDT
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VIVIAN, LA (KSLA) - LA DOTD has announced that Highway 1 in Vivian is open again after a train derailment shut down the roadway Saturday.

The derailment happened on Saturday, just before 1 a.m. Thirty train cars derailed, spilling coal on and near the roadway.

Because of the derailment, several homes were placed under a boil advisory. Officials lifted that advisory Tuesday morning.

No evacuations of the area were reported.

There have been at least two train derailments in Vivian in the last four years.

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