Montana receives millions in infrastructure money from the federal government.
So why on earth did a disaster such as today occur as a train derailed from a collapsed bridge over the Yellowstone River? Why are bridges collapsing? And why was the train track not upgraded near Havre MT; there was a terrible derailment in the fall of 2021 and the track there was in terrible condition. It’s a mystery that’s most certain. Where is all this federal money being pumped into Montana going and what’s it being spent on? The article below doesn’t address this subject but it gives a clear idea of the aftermath of the catastrophic event.
“Montana residents have been warned to conserve water after a freight train potentially carrying hazardous materials collapsed into the Yellowstone River.
A large emergency response has been seen in the area, amid concerns of a toxic spill after the bridge collapsed early on Saturday morning.
It was initially feared oil or petroleum was contained in the cargo train, but the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office said it was later determined they contained asphalt and ‘a second substance that officials are working to confirm.
‘From Indian Point to Buffalo Mirage, avoid water due to possible contact with contaminants,’ the department tweeted.”