New Britain road reopens following train derailment - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New Britain road reopens following train derailment

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Mayor Erin Stewart said Columbus Boulevard has reopened following Tuesday's train derailment. (WFSB photo) Mayor Erin Stewart said Columbus Boulevard has reopened following Tuesday's train derailment. (WFSB photo)
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

New Britain's mayor said cleanup of a train derailment in the city is ahead of schedule.

As a result, Columbus Boulevard is back open to traffic.

Mayor Erin Stewart said that cleanup crews worked through the night since Tuesday's Pan Am freight train derailment to clear the debris.

Part of Columbus Boulevard was previously blocked off between Chestnut and Bank Streets after the train derailed and dumped non-hazardous construction waste.

See photos of the derailment here.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection expected the road to be closed until Saturday.

However, Stewart posted to social media on Thursday that it had been reopened following a successful cleanup.

"Pan Am remains on scene for next few days to fix damage to rail line," she said.

There's still no word on what caused the derailment.

The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating.

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