The Hop service interrupted after steetcar partially derails

The Hop service interrupted after steetcar partially derails

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Milwaukee’s streetcar service was partially interrupted on Thursday afternoon after a streetcar appeared to derail on Ogden near Humboldt Road.

“Due to a mechanical issue, service on the northern part of the route has been temporarily suspended,” The Hop’s Twitter account posted at 2 p.m. “Streetcars will continue to run on the southern part of the route, as shown in the picture below. We will provide updates as they come.”

Fox 6 reporter Ben Handelman shared video of the scene, which shows the streetcar just slightly off its tracks. “Told on scene a snow plow hitting the tracks may be to blame,” Handelman tweeted.

According to an early Journal Sentinel report, the Milwaukee fire department was using hydraulic equipment to reset the car.

You can find a map showing the temporarily suspended streetcar route in The Hop’s tweet below.

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