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The new century was not a half year old when top Eunice story of its decade began. On May 27, 2000, a Union Pacific freight train derailed at the Bayou Des Cannes trestle north of City Lake. Aerial view shows derailment of Union Pacific freight train at the Bayou Des Cannes trestle north of City Lake on May 27, 2000. The 113-car train with three locomotives had 14 cars carrying hazardous materials. A hazardous materials clean-up expert approaches derailed Union Pacific tank cars after the 2000 derailment near City Lake.

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Eunice Police Chief Gary “Goose” Fonteot closes the gate at the Eunice City Lake after the derailment on May 27, 2000. (Eunice News photo)

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Derailment 20 years ago

The new century was not a half year old when top Eunice story of its decade began. On May 27, 2000, a Union Pacific freight train derailed at the Bayou Des Cannes trestle north of City Lake. Aerial view shows derailment of Union Pacific freight train at the Bayou Des Cannes trestle north of City Lake on May 27, 2000. The 113-car train with three locomotives had 14 cars carrying hazardous materials. A hazardous materials clean-up expert approaches derailed Union Pacific tank cars after the 2000 derailment near City Lake.

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