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Train derailment near Clinton cleared

Train Derailment
Train Derailment(AP)
Published: Mar. 11, 2021 at 3:23 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 11, 2021 at 5:06 PM CST
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CLINTON, Wis. (WMTV) - A train derailed off Pacific Union Tracks early Thursday afternoon blocking both directions on part of Highway 140 in Rock County.

Union Pacific Railroad Spokesperson Lisa Stark said five empty rail cars on a mixed cargo train derailed upright around 11:30 a.m. in Clinton. According to Stark, derailing upright means the cars came off the tracks but did not tip over.

Stark mentioned no one was hurt during the incident.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) sent out an alert around 11:30 a.m. that the northbound and southbound lanes of WIS 140 were closed south of Clinton due to the incident. All lanes are now open and the derailment is cleared as of 5 p.m., according to a Wisconsin DOT alert.

Union Pacific Railroad said the cause of the derailment is unknown and still under investigation.

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