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Lack Of Cell Phone Service In Hyndman Hindered Emergency Response

August 24th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Investigation into that early August  CSX train derailment in nearby Hyndman is continuing- but one thing was made painfully clear on the day of the incident- a lack of cell phone service significantly hindered the emergency response and evacuation efforts.  That August 2nd incident saw 33 CSX rail cars derail causing substantial property damage and fires- and leading to an estimated 1,000 residents within a 1-mile radius being evacuated.  Bedford County Commissioner vice-chair Barry Dellara said perhaps this incident can lead to an effort to secure assistance from the state to secure cell service for the community…

 

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