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Toluca derailment investigated

Mon, 07 May 2012 16:28:46 CDT
By: AP

Authorities say they're investigating the possibility that high winds caused a freight train to derail near Toluca, damaging about 30 rail cars. The cars left the tracks around 3 p.m. Sunday just east of Toluca near the Marshall County-LaSalle County line. Emergency management authorities say an inspection of the tracks found nothing that would have caused a derailment. But there were reports of strong wind gusts in the area at the time that left behind broken power poles and downed wires. No injuries were reported. A spokeswoman for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad says crews are working to repair parts of the track damaged by the derailment and the line is expected to reopen Tuesday morning.

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