Evacuation Order Lifted, Outreach Center Open in Willard

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WILLARD, Ohio — An evacuation order has been lifted in Willard, about five days after a train derailment caused a chemical spill.

The accident happened late Tuesday night. A train car started leaking a flammable chemical called Styrene Monomer.

Nearly 300 households were evacuated, and people were sent to shelters.

Clean-up crews have been at the scene for days removing contaminated soil.

An outreach center on Conwell Avenue will be open through 6 p.m. Sunday and again throughout the week to assist residents with claims for financial loss.

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