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Train derails in Mahnomen

News Morris,Minnesota 56267
Morris Sun Tribune
Train derails in Mahnomen
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

MAHNOMEN, Minn. - Thirteen railroad cars went off the tracks, spilling vegetable oil in the city of Mahnomen on Monday.

The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. north of the Washington Avenue crossing. Traffic had to be re-routed as at least two crossings were blocked by the Canadian Pacific train.

A release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office said at least one car was leaking liquid. Sand was hauled in from a temporary dike to prevent the oil from flowing into a nearby culvert.

A crossing at Highway 200 remained closed Monday night.

None of the train cars was hauling hazardous material. The cause of the derailment has not yet been determined.

Morris Sun Tribune Staff