Return to Tamaroa

Return to Tamaroa
By: Wes Wallace

(Tamaroa, IL)--More than 700 folks from Tamaroa are finally back at home. At eight o'clock Thursday evening, officials gave the all clear for residents to return to town and into their homes.

After more than five days of waiting, a steady stream of cars lined up on the edge of town to wait, as police officers moved the barricades to clear the way into Tamaroa. As folks entered their town, they saw for the first time exactly what's happened since they were evacuated.

Near the derailment site, crews continue working around the clock to repair the broken stretch of tracks and help try to get things back to normal. Although that process might take awhile, there are still 60-80 families who still live too close to the 'hot zone'...they remain evacuated...but hope they too can return home very soon.