Railroad tracks open following Slinger derailment

Workers clean up a train derailment Monday, July 21, 2014, in Slinger, Wis. A southbound Canadian National train struck several Wisconsin & Southern Railroad cars around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at a rail crossing in Slinger, Wis., according to Patrick Waldron, a Canadian National spokesman. The derailment injured at least two people and spilled thousands of gallons of fuel that prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes, but evacuees were allowed to return around 1:30 a.m. Monday, Slinger Fire Chief Rick Hanke said.
Workers clean up a train derailment Monday, July 21, 2014, in Slinger, Wis. A southbound Canadian National train struck several Wisconsin & Southern Railroad cars around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at a rail crossing in Slinger, Wis., according to Patrick Waldron, a Canadian National spokesman. The derailment injured at least two people and spilled thousands of gallons of fuel that prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes, but evacuees were allowed to return around 1:30 a.m. Monday, Slinger Fire Chief Rick Hanke said. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

SLINGER (AP) – The railroad tracks have been cleared of derailed train cars in Slinger.

Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Tuesday the tracks are once again open to train traffic.

More than a dozen cars and locomotives from Canadian National and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad derailed Sunday night at a rail intersection in the Washington County village.

Wisconsin & Southern spokesman Ken Lucht says the southbound Canadian National train hit the rear if the northbound train. Two train employees were slightly injured.

Dozens of neighborhood homes were evacuated after thousands of gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a locomotive.

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