Northwest

BNSF freight train derails near Auburn

AUBURN, Wash. - A freight train derailed about 1 a.m. Monday just south of Auburn blocking freight and passenger trains.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas (mel-OWN'-us) says two rail cars carrying cargo containers from Tacoma to Chicago left the tracks.

Melonas says crews with a crane and other equipment should have the track reopened by Monday evening. Meanwhile, Amtrak and Sound Transit commuter trains are blocked, and passengers are being bused.


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