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Highway closed after major train derailment in western Wisconsin

Multiple train cars have piled up, shutting U.S. 12.

A highway in western Wisconsin has been closed for several hours after a major train derailment.

Images from the scene taken by WEAU show several train cars having piled up on a line that runs adjacent to U.S. 12 near the town of Knapp.

All lanes of the highway have been closed since the incident happened around 4 p.m., with the derailment involving a Union Pacific train.

Cleanup of the site is expected to take all night.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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