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Jesup derailment cleaned up

JESUP (KWWL) - It was a late start for one eastern Iowa school district.  Not weather that delayed class -- it was a train derailment.

Seven cars of an eastbound freight train went off the tracks Sunday afternoon in downtown Jesup.  Four of the cars were carrying de-natured alcohol - that's ethanol - which is toxic.

As a precaution, emergency crews ordered six families to leave their homes.  We learned that crews spent all night cleaning up the area and that things are back to normal there.

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