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Cleanup underway after freight train carrying crude oil derails in Plainfield, IL


July 1, 2017 | WLS News | PLAINFIELD, Ill. (WLS) —

A massive cleanup effort is underway in southwest suburban Plainfield after a train derailment sent cars carrying crude oil off the track on Friday.

The derailment happened 6:54 p.m. Friday near Rte. 59 and Riverwalk Court.

Police suggested several businesses nearby to close after the derailment. Many businesses were reopened Saturday morning, except businesses on Riverwalk Court.

The train was passing through the heart of Plainfield. Several roads were closed as a result of the derailment, with most being reopened Saturday morning. Police said Riverwalk Court would likely remain closed for another day or two and 143rd Street would likely reopen Saturday.

No one was injured when the Canadian National train derailed, but it did cause a mess, with 20 of a total of 115 cars affected by the derailment.

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