Overnight Video: Illinois Oil Train Derailment

Repost from CQ Roll Call

Video: Illinois Oil Train Derailment

By Roll Call Staff, March 6, 2015 12:13 p.m.


A BNSF unit train carrying oil derailed Thursday in Illinois.

One family evacuated, the Associated Press reported.

The derailment occurred 3 miles south of Galena in a wooded and hilly area that is a major tourist attraction and the home of former President Ulysses S. Grant. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the train was transporting oil from the Northern Plains’ Bakken region.