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Crews stop acid leak after train derailed


VERNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WKOW) -- Officials say overnight crews have cleared up the hydrochloric acid that leaked from a tank car after a train derailed in mid-Michigan.

The Vernon Township fire chief says the 35 evacuees who spent the night in a hotel should be allowed to return to their homes Friday afternoon.

A railway spokesman says 12 cars were toppled in the accident Thursday night in Shiawassee County's Vernon Township.

He says he doesn't know how much hydrochloric acid the train was carrying or was spilled. He says 10 railcars involved in the accident were carrying the corrosive solution.

Canadian National and federal railroad administration authorities are investigating a cause.

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