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Train Derailed in Colfax

Trains are rolling through Colfax again after a weekend derailment closed the tracks for almost 24 hours. Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt says a westbound freight train had several cars jumped the tracks around 10 am (Sunday)…

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One of the cars was leaking an unknown fluid, so as a precaution, about 100 residents and businesses were evacuated in downtown Colfax. Calfire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the liquid turned out not to be hazardous…

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Hunt says after the freight cars were removed, the track had to be inspected…

Listen to Aaron Hunt 2

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The tracks were re-opened around 9am (Monday). Amtrak passenger service was also affected, but trains are now running on schedule.

 

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