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BREAKING: Train Derailment in Wisconsin Reportedly Sends Cars Into Mississippi River

A train derailment near De Soto, Wisconsin has reportedly plunged multiple train cars into the Mississippi River.

The incident reportedly occurred between De Soto and Ferryville, Wisconsin, approximately 190 miles from Minneapolis.

While there are few details currently available, it doesn’t appear the train derailment caused any fatalities.

Emergency crews have responded to the scene.

Here’s footage of the wreckage:

FOX 9 reported:

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin says Wisconsin State Highway 35 from State Highway 171 to State Highway 82 in De Soto is closed. No evacuation is needed.

Rep. Derrick Van Orden (WI-03), who sits on the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released the following statement:

“My staff was just made aware of a train derailment in our District south of the Lansing Bridge in Ferryville. We have begun to coordinate with BNSF, FEMA, Wisconsin Emergency Management, the state and national Departments of Transportation, Crawford County officials, and Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-2), whose District may also be impacted, to get answers on what occurred.

“My staff is traveling to the site, and Congressman Troy Nehls (TX-22), who Chairs the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Rail, has also made staff available to assist our team. We will continue to monitor the situation and determine next steps.”

CBS News also covered the story:

WKBT reports that two cargo cars are in the water and have since ran ashore. Crews are now working on removal.

There were two injuries reportedly involved in the incident, but few details are known so far.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says Highway 35 is closed at Highway 82 near the city of De Soto “because of an incident.”


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