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Officials: Mudslide causes train derailment into Mississippi River

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 17:13:37-04

GLEN HAVEN — A train derailment Monday in Grant County apparently was caused by a rock and mudslide, according to emergency management officials.

The derailment was one-quarter mile south of Glen Haven and involved about 15 cars, according to BNSF Railway.

The train derailed about 9:15 a.m. and involved nine well cars carrying empty containers and three locomotives, BNSF said.

There were no injuries, according to a statement from the company.

Emergency management officials warned people to stay away from the area.

There was no threat to public safety.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were assessing environmental impact, which appears to be minimal.