Ohio Governor John Kasich
WILLARD, Ohio (AP) -- Most of the estimated 425 Ohio families evacuated after a train derailment and chemical spill are back in their homes.
However, about three dozen homes closest to the scene of Tuesday night's derailment in Willard remain off-limits and residents could be out of their homes until late Friday.
Gov. John Kasich was briefed by officials in Willard and he visited with evacuated families having a Thanksgiving dinner provided by the railroad at the high school. Kasich says the evacuation and cleanup has been handled well and could serve as a model for emergency crews.
An area of more than 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.
No injuries were reported.