Vermont-to-DC Amtrak train derails, no critical injuries

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) – An Amtrak train headed to Washington, D.C., has derailed in central Vermont. Amtrak says on twitter that there doesn’t appear to be any life-threatening injuries.

Amtrak confirmed in a Twitter post that the Vermonter train had derailed Monday.

Amtrak says the Vermonter train derailed Monday morning near Roxbury, about 20 miles southwest of Montpelier. It says the train reportedly struck a rock slide on the tracks.

According to the Amtrak website, the 13-hour, 45-minute daily trip begins in St. Albans in northern Vermont. The train is supposed to pass through Burlington, Vermont, Springfield, Massachusetts, and New York before arriving in D.C.

Vermont State Police and local fire and rescue agencies are responding to the scene in Northfield, about 10 miles southwest of Montpelier. Numerous emergency vehicles are at the scene.

Associated Press contributed to this article

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