Train derailment shuts down major Janesville intersection

Expect major traffic problems in downtown Janesville

Published On: Jan 22 2014 06:41:46 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 22 2014 09:20:11 AM CST
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.