It appears The Hop can't hop over snowbanks


via Fox 6 Now by SAM KRAEMER

MILWAUKEE -- The intersection of Ogden and Humboldt has reopened after The Hop, Milwaukee's streetcar, derailed around 12:30 p.m.

Officials still have not confirmed what caused The Hop to hop off its tracks. But firefighters were needed to help clear the scene.

It's the first time Milwaukee firefighters have taken the call to help get The Hop back on track -- literally. The situation was simply too much for the city's Department of Public Works to handle initially.

One of the Milwaukee Fire Department's heavy rescue units was able to lift the car up and place it back on the tracks using specialized equipment. From there, DPW technicians appeared to inspect the entire car, checking to see everything was good to go before clearing the incident roughly two hours later.

The complete story here > The Hop derails on Milwaukee’s lower east side, firefighters use special equipment to fix issue

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