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All residents evacuated due to train derailment allowed home

Source: LSP Source: LSP
LAWTELL, LA (WAFB) -

Residents in the area under evacuation after a train derailment began the process of returning home Thursday morning.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office said the 150 residents that remained evacuated Wednesday have to report to the Yambilee Building between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., then be escorted home by a deputy and a Department of Environmental Quality employee.

The DEQ employee will perform an air quality test of the home before residents will be allowed inside.

The Yambilee Building is located at 1939 West Landry Street in Opelousas.

Louisiana State Police said US 190 is also reopened, except for a one-mile stretch of the right westbound lane near the derailment.

The Union Pacific train derailed Sunday. The train was carrying vinyl chloride.

The evacuation originally covered a one-mile radius from the crash site, but was reduced to a quarter mile after the chemical was removed from two derailed cars.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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