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A railroad accident early last week in Casselton, resulting in an evacuation of the city, raised the question: if such an accident happened in or around Valley City, are we prepared?
The short answer: maybe.
Valley City and Casselton, along with several smaller communities in North Dakota face many of the same hazards: natural disasters; rail car accidents and I-94 traffic accidents involving tankers carrying hazardous materials are just a few of the scenarios that could provoke the need for a response from multiple agencies.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.