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Problem With Rail Car Parked In Ventura Causes Scare

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:37am


A noise coming from a parked railroad tanker car caused a scare in Ventura Tuesday afternoon.

Someone noticed a hissing sound coming from the car, which was parked on a siding near the 2000 block of Channel Drive just before 3 p.m. yesterday.  The Ventura County Fire Department, and Police department closed access to the area, shutting down Vista Del Mar Drive, and a hazmat team was deployed with air monitoring equipment.  It determined there was no dangerous vapor present.

A mechanical problem with the rail car caused the hissing sound, and railroad workers were called to the scene to fix the problem.


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