SLINGER, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of residents have returned to their homes following a train derailment in a small southeastern Wisconsin community where crews are working to clear the tracks.
Fire officials in the Washington County village of Slinger evacuated the residents Sunday night due to concerns that about 5,000 gallons of diesel spilled from a locomotive’s fuel tank would catch fire.
Fire Chief Rick Hanke says three engines and 10 railcars from two trains derailed, causing non-life-threatening injuries to two people on the trains.
Canadian National Railway Co. spokesman Patrick Waldron said Monday three southbound Canadian National locomotives and three cars carrying frack sand derailed and struck cars from Wisconsin & Southern that were carrying steel, lumber and plastic pellets. Hanke says some of the lumber spilled.
Slinger is about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
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