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Train derailment aftermath in Normal

NORMAL – A major freight train derailment occurred in Normal Saturday morning on the Union Pacific tracks between Vernon Avenue and Fell Street.

No hazardous materials were released and there were no injuries reported, according to the Normal Fire Department. Ameren Illinois and Union Pacific Railroad have assessed the damage site and have been working to complete repairs over the weekend.

Some of the intersections initially blocked on Saturday were reopened as the unaffected portions of the train were moved.


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