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Empty coal train derails due to washed out track

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - BREAKING: An empty coal train derailed west of Kootenai Bay Road on Montana Rail Link's mainline.

The train was headed eastbound when it encountered a washed-out section of the tracks. 50-60 empty coal cars and one locomotive were derailed, but remained upright.

No injuries were reported and no hazardous material was released.

Railroad first responders are currently on-site assessing the situation.

The estimated time for the opening of the main track has not been determined.

This is a developing story. We will update when we have more information.
 


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