Landslide causes train derailment near Northport, Stevens County

August 6, 2009

At about 10:53am on August 6, 2009, a landslide damaged a railroad track, causing two Kettle Falls International Railway Companies engines and a box car to fall about 50 feet down a hillside. Two railroad employees suffered minor injuries.

The area where the landslide occurred had landslides previously mapped in the area. The Roosevelt Lake has a lot of unstable areas along the bluffs and surrounding areas. See map below.

Area where landslide caused a train derailment

Area where landslide caused a train derailment

I am currently trying to get in contact with Stevens County for more information, stay tuned.

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