Only A Drill

Local authorities held a drill in Archbold Wednesday morning…simulating a railroad tanker spill. Fulton County’s 911 dispatch center began handling a period of heavy emergency traffic around as the drill got underway. It simulated a train derailment along the Norfolk and Southern railroad near Fulton County Road 24 on Archbold’s west side. The exercise called for a simulated stoppage of all railroad traffic while a number of local first responders were deployed to the scene. Flames were reported coming from a derailed tanker that was on fire. The traffic noted that crews were awaiting the arrival of a hazardous materials team from Williams County to deal with the simulated situation.

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