A CSX freight train crossing Factory Street in Gouverneur derailed shortly after 1:00 p.m. June 19. A source at the scene indicated that the cars were loaded with steel inbound to Cives Steel in Gouverneur.
It appears the loaded cars were simply being moved to a different set of tracks in between Scotch Settlement Road and Factory Street when the derailment occurred.
A representative from CSX indicated that the 12-car train was serving local industry between Watertown and Gouverneur. CSX confirmed that the three derailed cars were bound for Cives Steel in Gouverneur and that a portion of the track was peeled over, though this could have been the result of the derailment and not necessarily the cause. CSX was still investigating the derailment.
This is the third derailment in St. Lawrence County in the last two months.