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Freight train derailment in WauwatosaSubmitted: 08/21/2018
WAUWATOSA - Clean-up crews were on the scene of a freight train derailment in Wauwatosa Tuesday.

Thirteen cars jumped the track Monday night.

A flyover of the area shows cars on their side allowing sand to spill out onto the ground.

Police say none of the cars contained hazardous materials.

No one was injured in the accident and no roads are blocked.

Investigators have been called in to determine what caused the derailment.

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