Officials inspecting tracks after train derailment

CALEDONIA, Wisc. — Officials in Wisconsin are inspecting tracks after a train derailed Sunday morning in southeastern Wisconsin.

Officials say that 19 cars derailed, spilling coal down an embankment near Caledonia, Wisconsin.

Crews replaced about 500 feet of damaged track. But removing all that coal and damaged cars could take a week.

"The railroads take this stuff very, very seriously," said Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner Jeff Plale. "They're out inspecting all the time because they can't afford to have a track go down because they lose money."

Ten cars cross through that area everyday and an inspector had just checked the tracks on Friday.

But officials sent pieces of the track to labs to be tested to determine if anything was wrong.


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