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A freight train derailment in Wisconsin prompted evacuations on Sunday after a damaged train car spilled up to 1,000 gallons of crude.

According to the AP, thirteen cars that are part of a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed Sunday afternoon in Watertown, with one car leaking oil after it was punctured.

The company said the leaking car has been sealed and the spilled oil has been contained and siphoned off.

There was no impact to nearby waterways and no injuries were reported.

Canadian Pacific Railway said no more than 1,000 gallons of crude were spilled.

Residents in about 35 nearby homes were asked to evacuate around 4 p.m. on Sunday as a precautionary measure.

Canadian Pacific Railway said it will provide hotel rooms for those who had to evacuate, the AP said.

The derailment came just one day after a BNSF train derailed on Saturday while traveling through western Wisconsin, spilling thousands of gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River, Reuters said.

One of the derailed tankers spilled an estimated 18,000 gallons of ethanol while another four derailed tankers spilled between 5 to 500 gallons each.

Crews managed to stop the leaks on Saturday and no injuries were reported, Reuters said.


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