WEST ALLIS — The cause of the 20-car derailment in West Allis should be known by the end of this month, said Calli Hite, Union Pacific director of corporate communications.

That's when a report is to be submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration, she said.

Five of the derailed coal cars were stuck on the bridge over Greenfield Avenue spilling coal into the street and causing it to be closed near 105th Street. The derailment happened about 5:20 p.m. Thursday, July 6. As of 2 p.m. the next day, all five coal cars that had derailed on the bridge had been removed, Hite said,

About midnight July 8, one of the two tracks over the bridge reopened, she said. The other track reopened the morning of July 11, she said.


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