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Cleanup Continues from Southern Illinois Train Derailment

Cleanup Continues from Southern Illinois Train Derailment
By: Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities are trying to pinpoint what caused a dozen cars in a coal-hauling Union Pacific train to derail near the southern Illinois town of Evansville.

No injuries or evacuations resulted from Thursday night's derailment near the Randolph County town, southeast of St. Louis.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the train was traveling about 10 miles per hour when a dozen cars left the tracks. Ten of them tipped over, spilling coal.

Crews expect to have the tracks reopened Friday night and the cars to be removed perhaps by Saturday.

Evans says some outbuildings and fencing of properties near the tracks were damaged, and crews with the Omaha, Nebraska-based rail company were working with residents on those claims.

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