Seventeen train cars carrying freight came off the tracks outside Pesotum, Illinois, on May 11.
Pesotum Fire Chief Robert Russian said that no one was injured.
The News-Gazette said the freight was not hazardous and that the derailment could take up to two weeks to clean up.
Drone footage captured by local meteorologist Kevin Lighty on May 12 shows cleanup efforts underway. Credit: Kevin Lighty via Storyful