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Train Cars Derail in Willimantic

State and local authorities responded to a train derailment in Willimantic Tuesday morning. The incident, on tracks along Riverside Drive, was reported shortly before 9:30, according to the State Department of Environmental Protection.

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Photo by WILI Radio's Colin Rice

Four freight cars went off the tracks– two were on their sides and the two others were listing,  said authorities. The cars– each with a capacity of about 30,000 gallons– were believed to be carrying ethanol. It does not appear than any of the cars were leaking, said the DEP.

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