St. Landry

Aug 5, 2013 8:02 PM

Train derailment evacuees sheltered in 4 hotels

Lawtell residents evacuated because of a train derailment have filled up the Evangeline Downs Hotel and Comfort Inn in Opelousas, says Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquelle Espinoza.

Two more hotels have been added, and the number of sheltered evacuees has grown from 150 but Espinoza says they do not have an exact count yet.

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