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UPDATE: Residents evacuated after train derailment in Watertown

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UPDATE (WKOW)  -- Watertown officials on the scene say 35 homes have been evacuated in the area. Those residents are expected to find out within a couple of hours when they might be allowed to return home.

Canadian Pacific's officials have also arrived on the scene and are working with local responders to evaluate their next steps.

No injuries have been reported.

Authorities are currently working to stabilize the rail cars. They've brought in three truckloads of sand to do so.

Any residents with questions should call Watertown Dispatch at (920) 261-6660. 

Responding agencies include Watertown fire and police, the Jefferson County HAZMAT Team, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the state's office of the Railroad Commissioner, along with 10 other fire departments in the area.

We'll continue to keep you updated and will have you covered for the latest information and details on Channel 27 News at 5:30 and 10:00 p.m.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Our reporter on the scene confirms that officials have asked for residents to evacuate  - as a precaution.  The police department chief is expected to provide more information soon.  We'll have you covered for the latest information and details on Channel 27 News at 5:30 and 10:00 p.m.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Canadian Pacific confirms to 27 News one of its trains has derailed in Watertown Sunday afternoon.

Andy Cummings, a spokesperson for the railroad, says at least 10 cars went off the tracks around 2 p.m., while carrying crude oil through town. Some of that oil is leaking. There are no reports of fire or injuries at this time.

"Canadian Pacific is taking this incident extremely seriously," Cummings tells 27 News. "We have officials en route to respond to the incident scene to coordinate with local officials."

Dodge County officials say they are assisting Jefferson County and Watertown police on scene. 

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(Watertown,WI WKOW)  --  Dodge County and Jefferson County authorities are assisting the Watertown Police Department at the scene of a reported train derailment.  Dodge County reports their units are at the scene in the south part of the city. 

Channel 27 News will bring you more details as they become available and have the latest information on WKOW News at 5:30 and 10:00 tonight.

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