A train carrying paint and lithium-ion batteries, ended up in the Mississippi River up in Wisconsin. No word on HOW the train derailed, but there's a heck of a lot of "potentially" hazardous mess to clean up. WeAreGreenBay

"BNSF Railway can confirm that a train derailed near De Soto, Wisconsin on April 27, at approximately 12:15 p.m. local time. Two of the three locomotives and an unknown number of cars carrying freight of all kinds are reported to be derailed on the bluff side of the Mississippi River. The main track is blocked in both directions and an estimated time for reopening the track is pending. Crew members are accounted for, with one receiving medical evaluation. Local first responders are on-site. BNSF has personnel en route to the scene and the cause of the incident is under investigation." - Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s

Train tracks at Hamilton Station
Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ

This took place near De Soto, a village located about 85 miles northwest of Madison, Wisconsin. Boat crews secured the items that made it into the river, and crews were able to remove the items.

Train of Terror

Two of the train’s three locomotives and 10 cars, all became derailed and dumped into a river, how scary is that. With paint and batteries, my first thought was these chemicals and items can't be good for the river. It was reported that none of the materials were in fact hazardous...that's some good news.

Check out this video of a car driving past the scene, and all of the train cars derailed and in the Mississippi River.

Fortunately there were no serious injuries.

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