UPDATE: Train crash causing extended crossing closures; no injuries or spills

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A crash involving a semi-tractor trailer and a train Tuesday afternoon in Trevor will be blocking crossings in the area for an extended period, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department media release says.

The release also confirms that no one was injured in the incident and there were no hazardous spills from the train.

Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene at 104th Street and 268th Court at about 1:55 p.m.

From the release:

The preliminary investigation has determined that the semi-tractor trailer unit was attempting to cross the train crossing at that location.  The semi unit was hauling a piece of construction equipment on a low profile trailer.  The trailer became lodged on the grade crossing. The train from the Canadian National Railway was heading southbound on the Canadian National Tracks.  The train struck the trailer of the semi.  Personnel from Canadian National Railway are on the scene. There was damage to some components of the train which will require repair prior to moving.  This will result in the extended closure of the railroad crossing on County Highway AH (Camp Lake Road) south of County Highway SA.  Residents of the Sunset Oaks Subdivision can exit on 106th Street and 264th Avenue.  All other entrances and exits are blocked by the stopped train. We are urging residents to avoid the area in order to avoid traffic problems. There have been no injuries reported and no leakage of any of the loads from the train cars. There are no dangers to area residents at this time.

Here is a video interview with Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Chief David “Mike” Slover at the scene:

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/Earlene Frederick photo

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