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Families return after chemical spill in Ohio

WILLARD, Ohio — Most families evacuated in northern Ohio after a train derailment and chemical spill were told they could expect to return home by late Thursday, but others could be kept away until late Friday.

Residents in a limited area were allowed home Thanksgiving morning, and city officials said most residents were expected to be allowed back home later in the day.

At the same time, residents on a street closest to the scene of Tuesday night’s derailment could be out of their homes until late Friday, the city said.

There was no immediate estimate of the number of families who returned. An area of about 425 homes was evacuated after the train derailment damaged a railcar that leaked styrene monomer, a flammable liquid that is used to make various plastic and rubber products.

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Associated Press