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Train derailment shuts down major Janesville intersection

Expect major traffic problems in downtown Janesville

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Commuters trying to get to downtown Janesville Wednesday morning ran into some major problems due to a train derailment.

Rock County dispatch said a call came to them just before 5 a.m. Wednesday about the derailment, near the Five Points intersection in downtown Janesville.

The derailment closed that intersection, along with Academy Street in downtown Janesville for about 3 hours.

The train was carrying grain, so there was no health risk to the community.

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