A pair of train derailments in Wisconsin over the weekend resulted in fuel spills and evacuations.
On Saturday, about 25 cars on a BNSF freight train derailed near Alma, in Buffalo County. Several of the cars were carrying ethanol, with four spilling up to 500 gallons and a fifth spilling about 18,000 gallons. The tracks were located along the Mississippi River.
Crews stopped the leaks and have been working to transfer the fuel to other cars. The derailment prompted a highway closure and voluntary evacuations of area residents. There were no reports of injuries. BNSF officials said they hoped to reopen the line by Monday.
On Sunday, at least 10 cars being pulled by a Canadian Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed in Watertown, located in Jefferson County. Crews confirmed there was an oil leak at the scene, and about 35 homes were evacuated as a precaution. There were no reports of injuries.
Cleanup was still ongoing as of Sunday evening.