Residents return home after derailment
FLOMATON (AP) — A train derailment in Flomaton over the weekend caused some anxiety and evacuations after authorities learned that the 66-car train was carrying anhydrous ammonia.
But the derailment, which occurred after 9 p.m. Saturday when 11 of the cars left the tracks just west of the downtown district, did not result in any leaking of the chemical, authorities said.
Ten residents were evacuated and not allowed to return to their homes until shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday. U.S. 31 also was reopened late Sunday.
Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith said there was no leaking of the clear, colorless liquid thatís used to make fertilizer.
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