Derailment shuts down intersection in Schenectady County

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UPDATE: Rotterdam Police say Route 5S in Rotterdam is once again open to all traffic.

ROTTERDAM, NY (WRGB) -- NY 5S is closed east and westbound between I-890 and NY 103 (Bridge Street) in the Town of Rotterdam due to a crash.

Schenectady County dispatch confirmed two train tankers and three boxcars derailed on NY 5S in the area of Bridge Street just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.They say this is not a hazardous situation. The train cars were being moved at the facility when they were bumped off the tracks. The intersection is expected to be closed most of the day. Equipment needed to put the cars back on the tracks will be coming from Massachusetts.
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