BNSF eastbound train derailed at 11:30pm Friday, September 30, 2022
approximately ½ mile east of Bridger, Montana, near the intersection of East
Bridger Road and South River Road. It has been confirmed a total of 15 cars of
the 115 total on the train were involved. Derailed cars included 4 tank cars
carrying gasoline; other identified cars carried consumables, particle board,
coal, animal fat, sorghum; other mobile containers with unidentified non-hazardous
contents. An estimated 28-30,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from the 2 damaged tank cars onto the ballast approximately 200 yards from the Clark River.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad (BNSF) are at the incident with Vac trucks & Frac. tanks addressing the spill along with several other subcontractors. Containment and mitigation measures are being deployed to avoid further transmission of the spill. A command post is being set up in the town of Bridger with officials from the railroad, local
emergency & government officials.