Train derails near Olivia in SW Minnesota
- Associated Press
- February 1, 2014 - 6:26 PM
OLIVIA, Minn. — Authorities are investigating the derailment of four cars on a Twin Cities and Western Railroad freight train in southwestern Minnesota.
Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable says his office received a call around 3:00 p.m. Friday that a train derailed a mile east of Olivia in Bird Island Township. KNSI Radio reports ( http://bit.ly/1jXNCfy ) that deputies found three empty tanker cars and a fully-loaded coal car left the tracks, none of which tipped over.
The derailment blocked one intersection and a private driveway.
Twin Cities and Western Railroad personnel were called to the scene to clear the blockage and repair the tracks.
There were no reports of injuries.
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