Just after midnight Friday a freight train derailed in Mississippi forcing the evacuation of nearby residents. Petal Police Chief Matthew Hiatt said 18 cars came off the tracks near the intersection of Central Avenue and U.S. Highway 11. The derailment was near the area across the river from the John Deere Dubuque Works factory.

First responders set up a perimeter around the derailment, closing Highway 11 and several roads in Petal.

By mid-morning, police reported that all evacuated residents could return home.

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality was called in to assess the scene.

The flooding has been most severe in the Hillsdale community, in southwest Mississippi, where the train derailment occurred. Petal police reported 18 rail cars derailed at U.S. 11 and Central Avenue. A freight train has derailed in Mississippi after heavy rains overnight caused flash flooding.More than 20 cars derailed and were scattered around the washed-out tracks near the town of … The Dubuque Telegraph-Herald newspaper reports that more than five cars derailed and that some landed in the Mississippi River. A freight train has derailed in Mississippi after heavy rains overnight caused flash flooding. A mudslide caused the derailment on Monday, July 1, … A BNSF train derailment happened this morning on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River near Dubuque.

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