TODAY   |  December 31, 2013

Train derailment causes evacuations in North Dakota

A mile-long train carrying crude oil exploded in Casselton, North Dakota near the homes of 2,000 residents who officials are “strongly recommending” evacuate the area as a forecasted shift in the wind could send hazardous smoke over the town.

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>>> here with breaking news tied to the fiery train accident that happened yesterday. good morning.

>> that's exactly right. this is a dangerous situation and still unfolding this morning in north dakota where a mile long train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded monday. more than 2,000 people lived nearby. officials are strongly recommending those folks evacuate. many of them already left. there's concern that a forecast shift in the wind will send hazardous smoke right over the town. no reports of jurors. investigators will be on site today.