FONDA, N.Y. (AP) - A 12-mile stretch of highway has been closed after 30 freight train cars derailed in Montgomery County, one of them skidding across the road.
Montgomery County Sheriff Michael Amato tells media outlets two trains going in opposite directions on parallel tracks apparently side-swiped each other. It happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday near Fonda, 35 miles west of Albany.
Amato says a conductor and engineer had minor injuries.
The sheriff's office said a 12-mile stretch of Route 5 will be closed until at least 6 a.m. Friday. One car lay on its side across the highway surrounded by spilled cargo.
Officials say investigators determined no hazardous materials were spilled.
An Amtrak spokesman says some passengers are being bused between Albany and Buffalo and advised customers to consult its website ( http://bit.ly/RevmuN ).
Locally, Amtrak has announced Train 280 from Niagara Falls to Albany and Train 283 from Albany to Niagara Falls have both been canceled and have no alternative transportation.
Amtrak says there is no estimate for track restoration.
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