No injuries after train derails in Great Falls

2012-10-07T20:25:00Z No injuries after train derails in Great FallsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 07, 2012 8:25 pm  • 

GREAT FALLS — Crews are working to get 12 cars of a freight train back on track after they derailed in Great Falls.

The 86-car BNSF train derailed Sunday afternoon near the police department and offices for the Great Falls Tribune.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the derailment occurred during a switch. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Melonas says the cars were empty and no injuries were reported.

A few vehicles parked in a nearby parking lot were damaged, as was the railing along the railroad underpass.

Police closed roads on both sides of the underpass and ask that drivers avoid the area on River Drive South from 3rd Avenue South to 1st Avenue North.

The train was bound for Spokane, Wash., from Denver.

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