No injuries reported in train vs. big rig collision

No injuries have been reported after a train collided with a semitractor-trailer in Kenosha County, officials said.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and the village of Salem Lakes Fire Department were at the crash site Tuesday at the railroad crossing near the intersection of 104th Street and 268th Court.

According to the release, the big rig was hauling a piece of construction equipment across the railroad tracks when its low-profile trailer became lodged on the grade crossing.

The sheriff’s office said the Canadian National Railway train was heading south on the railway’s tracks. The train struck the trailer of the semitractor.

Canadian National Railway personnel also responded to the scene.

There was damage to some components of the train that require repair prior to moving, which means the railroad crossing on County Highway AH (Camp Lake Road) south of County Highway SA will have an extended closure, according to the release.

The sheriff’s office urged 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, the report said. There are no dangers to area residents Tuesday afternoon.

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