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Train derails in Altoona

Derailed freight train cars in Altoona, Wis. on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
Derailed freight train cars in Altoona, Wis. on Saturday, April 9, 2022.(WEAU)
Published: Apr. 9, 2022 at 6:50 PM CDT
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Altoona, Wis. (WEAU) - UPDATE: A train derailed Saturday afternoon in Altoona at the corner of Bartlett Ave. and Sunday Drive.

A Union Pacific spokesperson said about 12 cars derailed in Altoona’s rail yard.

The train cars were empty at the time.

They say no one was hurt.

Roads near the scene remained open as crews worked to clean up the scene.

The train derailment is under investigation.

A freight train derailed Saturday in Altoona near the corner Bartlett Ave. and Sunday Drive.

Several cars derailed.

Altoona Fire Department Chief Mark Renderman said no hazardous materials were found in the derailed cars.

Streets near the derailment remain open.

Crews from the Altoona Fire and Police Departments responded to the scene.

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