850 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in train derailment - WNEM TV 5

850 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in train derailment

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Courtesy: Chief Simerson Courtesy: Chief Simerson
Courtesy: Chief Simerson Courtesy: Chief Simerson
Courtesy: Chief Simerson Courtesy: Chief Simerson
Source: Tuscola County Sheriff's Dept. Source: Tuscola County Sheriff's Dept.
TUSCOLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

An estimated 850 gallons of diesel fuel spilled after two locomotives derailed in the Tuscola County community of Akron.

It happened at around 11 p.m. on Feb. 20 when the Huron and Eastern train was heading towards Sebewaing.

The train was going about 10 mph when it hit a switch that had been damaged just prior to the train passing over it.

No one was hurt.

Multiple departments were called in to assist in the clean-up, along with Young's Environmental, the DEQ, Michigan State Police-Emergency Management,  Homeland Security Division and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The investigation into the damage to the switch is on-going.

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