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Hundreds evacuated after railcar leak in Ohio city

Updated: Wednesday, November 27 2013, 08:26 AM EST
WILLARD, Ohio (AP) -- A city official says authorities have contained a spill at a northern Ohio rail yard where potentially flammable liquid leaked from a railcar, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of nearby homes.
   
Local responders and cleanup workers from transportation company CSX Corp. were at the scene Wednesday in Willard, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland.
   
City Manager Brian Humphress tells The Sandusky Register that liquid leaked from a 4-inch hole in a 26,000-gallon tanker for several hours before it was resealed. He says cleaning up may be a long process.
   
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the leak. The liquid was believed to be styrene monomer, which is used to make various plastic and rubber products.
   
Residents were told overnight to evacuate an area encompassing an estimated 400 homes.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)Hundreds evacuated after railcar leak in Ohio city


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