Infrastructure Daily News 03.26.13

Transportation Sector

. March 25, Richmond Times-Dispatch – (Virginia) Snowfall creating messy driving conditions. The Virginia Department of Transportation reported March 25 over 60 accidents in the Richmond metro area due to a snowstorm. Source: ons/article_9a38571a-94d4-11e2-97f2-001a4bcf6878.html

. March 24, Bristol Herald Courier – (Virginia) CSX train derails in Haysi in Dickenson County. Authorities are investigating a derailment of 18 cars from a CSX train bound for Kentucky that caused four freight cars to plunge into the Russell Fork River in Virginia. Hazmat crews worked to contain a spill from a car containing propionic acid that derailed and started leaking. Source: ml

. March 23, Louisville Courier-Journal – (Kentucky) Underground fire causes downtown explosions, leave crater in Seventh Street. Several blocks and streets were evacuated and closed for a number of hours in downtown Louisville when an electrical fire caused at least four underground explosions. The city’s police headquarters was also evacuated. Source: plosions-close-several-blocks-downtown-Louisville

. March 23, Associated Press – (National) Snowstorm takes aim at Plains, Midwest. A spring snowstorm caused road closures and canceled flights in Colorado and parts of the Midwest as it moved east March 23. Source :

. March 21, WCBS 2 New York; Associated Press – (New Jersey; Delaware; California) Two shipping firms admit to illegal ocean dumping. German firm Columbia Shipmanagement and Cyprus-based Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. settled a plea agreement for $10.4 million after admitting they illegally dumped waste oil and engine sludge off the coast of Central America from vessels docked in New Jersey, Delaware, and California in 2012. Source: admit-dumping-off-u-s-shores/ For another story, see item 18

Emergency Services Sector

. March 22, Washington Times – (Washington, D.C.) D.C. crews face discipline following report. After a March 21 report indicating that three ambulance crews neglected to respond to an emergency call due to improper monitoring and failing to follow protocols, three Washington, D.C. ambulance crews and a supervisory officer are facing possible disciplinary action. Source:

. March 21, KPHO 5 Phoenix – (Missouri) Man allegedly poses as cop to rape woman, police fear more victims. Kansas City police arrested and charged a man with impersonating a police officer in order to sexually assault a woman. The man pulled over a cab and indicated he was a cop, he then took the woman into his truck and threatened to take her to jail if she did not have relations with him, assaulting her when she refused. Source: For another story, see item 12