Freight train derails near New York-Vermont border

HOOSICK, N.Y. (WCAX) Emergency crews are busy after several freight train cars carrying propane derailed in Hoosick, New York, Wednesday night close to the Vermont border.

Courtesy: Hoosick Fire Department

The train had propane tankers on it, but for now, first responders say they were not leaking and there were no immediate reports of injuries.

It happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday on Hoosick Junction Road, about 5 miles from Vermont and 10 minutes from North Bennington.

Homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says no one is reported injured and three propane tankers derailed and rolled over.

"We will continue to coordinate with local officials and mobilize any other resources necessary to address this incident. The safety of New Yorkers is our number one priority," said Cuomo, D-New York.

A state Department of Transportation inspector is working to determine the cause of the derailment.