Residents of Gibson City were evacuated Thursday after a train derailment. Two tank cars hauling ethanol were reported to be too close to power lines; a dangerous situation that prompted emergency officials to evacuate. A one-mile stretch of Illinois Route 9 at Ford County Road 300 E. was closed to traffic. Utility crews were also considering cutting off power in the area, as a precaution.
No injury was reported when the train derailed.
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