No Injuries occurred and no hazardous materials were released during a partial train derailment in Kenosha County. The derailment, which occurred south of a major highway in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, affected 24 cars of a 113-car Union Pacific freight train.
Union Pacific’s Mark Davis says the cause remains under investigation. A railroad hazardous materials officer checked each car, but Davis says he found nothing leaking. Twenty of the 24 cars were empty and the other four were loaded with plywood, wheat and fertilizer. The railroad brought in heavy equipment right away to start the process of moving the derailed cars.
Pleasant Prairie’s fire chief says it had all the makings of a bad incident.
Contributed by Tom Karkow-WRJN