Willard, Ohio • Hundreds of homes in northern Ohio were evacuated Wednesday after a railcar, possibly damaged in a derailment, leaked flammable liquid in a rail yard. No injuries were reported.
Local responders, crews from CSX Corp. and cleanup workers were trying to determine how much of the liquid spilled in Willard, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland.
Four cars derailed at the rail yard late Tuesday while switching trains, and officials believe that's when one car was damaged, though that hasn't been confirmed, said Gary Sease, a spokesman for the freight railroad. He said the nearly full tanker that leaked was carrying about 26,000 gallons of styrene monomer, which is used to make various plastic and rubber products.