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Things Returning To Normal In Tiskilwa

Posted by wlpo on October 9, 2011

Everyone in Tiskilwa is being allowed to return to their homes after a train derailment that caused an evacuation.

A freight train loaded with ethanol crashed and exploded near the village’s northeast side early Friday. Witnesses say the
resulting explosions shook them awake before dawn and sent bright orange flames and plumes of smoke into the sky.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Tim Depaepe said there were no visible flames from the crash Saturday. But he said smoldering may force officials to reissue an evacuation order.

There are no injuries reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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