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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