Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

Train cars derailed near Fort Sumner

FORT SUMNER (KSMX)- Nine train cars derailed near Fort Sumner early Saturday morning.

BNSF says no hazardous materials were involved and no injuries were reported in the derailment.

Jim Sloan of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said the incident occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday, blocking two tracks. One track was reopened about 1:30 p.m. and the other was expected to reopen by 5 a.m. today.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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