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Corn spills from derailed train cars in Janesville Submitted: 04/21/2015
JANESVILLE - Crews are working to clean up a train derailment and spill in Janesville.



Police say three train cars slipped off the tracks on the city's south side Monday about 9 p.m. and spilled a load of corn.

The spill caused some traffic detours, but no one was hurt. The Janesville Gazette reports streets were reopened before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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