Roads reopen, oil cleanup remains after train derailment

By The Associated Press

Most roads have reopened in Plainfield after a train carrying crude oil derailed about 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

 

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Most roads have reopened in Plainfield after a train carrying crude oil derailed about 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

Plainfield police say it will take several days to clean up an estimated 45,000 gallons of oil near Route 59 and Riverwalk Court, near the village's downtown business district.

Twenty train cars belonging to Canadian National Railway derailed before 7 p.m. Friday. Oil leaked from at least two cars and possibly a third, with much of it flowing into trenches that were dug for a natural gas pipeline.

There were no injuries. Police say Plainfield residents are not in any immediate danger.

Sgt. Mike Fisher says the DuPage River is nearby but oil hasn't reached it. The cause of the derailment was being investigated Saturday.

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