Railroad reopens after fiery crash in Mississippi Delta

Published 9:27 pm Monday, May 1, 2017

MONEY (AP) — Canadian National Railway Co. has reopened a Mississippi railroad after two southbound trains collided Sunday, sparking a fire.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports a tank car leaked more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil, much of which burned.

CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says three locomotives and eight cars derailed from one train, while a locomotive and three cars derailed from the second.

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Crews worked through the night to remove derailed cars and repair tracks. No one was injured, but some residents were evacuated.