Willard residents living within one-half mile of North Main Street and the double viaduct have been ordered to evacuate their homes after a CSX freight train derailed and discovered to be leaking flammable chemical known as a styrene monomer. Residents were evacuated to Willard High School.
About 400 houses are included in the evacuation. Styrene is hazardous especially in case of eye contact, skin contact, ingestion and inhalation.
CSX has major rail yards on the north side of Willard. The railroad is highly involved in the transportation of freights from the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. Willard was once known as Chicago Junction.
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Willard, Ohio (population 6,236) is about 70 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio.
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