Monday, March 17, 2008

Train derails in Wabash, another stuck in Alexandria

Thursday, March 06, 2008

WABASH, Ind. (AP) - Eighteen cars of a 25 car train derailed on the west side of Wabash.

The Wabash County Sheriff's Department says no one was injured and no hazardous materials were on the train when the derailment occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Norfolk Southern is investigating the cause of the derailment.

Meanwhile in Alexandria, a stalled train blocked downtown crossings for nearly two hours Wednesday morning. Police say the train was forced to stop because of frozen switches on the track ahead.

City employees used blowtorches to thaw the switches.

Several school buses, already delayed by the weather, were stuck at the crossings.

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