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Oil Train Derailment in Montana Closes Highway, Forces Evacuations


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Oil Train Derailment in Montana Closes Highway, Forces Evacuations

CULBERTSON, Mont. - Three tank cars continued to leak crude oil on Friday in rural, northeastern Montana in the wake of a 21-car derailment that downed a power line, closed a major highway and forced the evacuation of a town. Emergency workers responding to the Thursday evening derailment said cleanup of the leaking crude could not begin until the arrival of a Texas-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe hazardous materials team.

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