Union Pacific Cars Derail Near Superior


October 25, 2016 | WPR | Four Union Pacific cars derailed from BNSF track just before midnight Monday night in the Town of Superior.

Town of Superior Fire Department Chief Darryl Fiegle said volunteer fire crews arrived to find three tank cars rolled on their side and one leaking a flammable liquid called octene that’s used in plastics production.

“Our fire department used sand from the county highway department to build some dams to contain the leak to the ground area around the tank car,” Fiegle said.

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