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Crews clean up train derailment near Wyanet

Posted by wlpo on December 21, 2009

Crews are working to reopen a couple of railroad tracks in Bureau County after a derailment near Wyanet.

Steve Forsberg with Burlington-Northern Santa Fe says they want to have one track reopened by 5pm and the other by 7pm Monday. 

     19 cars of a 92-car freight came off the tracks Saturday night.  One car spilled plastic pellets.

The derailment also affected some passenger routes.  Amtrak says the company is rerouting passengers on some trains by bus and a few trains have been detoured to bypass the closed tracks.

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