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Remaining derailment evacuees going home

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago August 08, 2013 Aug 8, 2013 Thursday, August 08 2013 August 08, 2013 9:14 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

LAWTELL - A mandatory evacuation order for the remaining 150 residents near a Union Pacific train derailment in St. Landry Parish will be lifted and they will be allowed to return home Thursday.

State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says U.S. 190 also will be reopened, except for a one-mile stretch of a westbound lane near the derailment site.

The train derailed Sunday near Lawtell, about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge.

Two people were on the train, an engineer and a conductor, at the time of the accident. Neither was hurt.

Earlier this week, about 100 people were allowed back in their homes.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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