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An evacuation of approximately 400 homes is underway after a chemical spill in Willard overnight.

According to the city’s Twitter page, the incident occurred in the Willard rail yard.

Reports indicate that a rail car — containing highly flammable liquid — developed a significant hole and the liquid is pouring out of the tanks.

That liquid is said to be “styrene monomer,” which is a highly flammable substance. It is commonly used in packing materials.

The city is asking anyone who within a half mile of the Main Street underpass to evacuate their homes.

Willard Public Safety and CSX clean-up crews are at the scene.

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article courtesy of Wkyc.com

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