Freight train tips over in Burlington

Train cars that tipped over Sunday evening in Burlington block Greenleaf Avenue and Spruce Street.

BURLINGTON — Two roads that were blocked by a train derailment Sunday evening in Burlington have reopened.

The six-car derailment caused Greenleaf Avenue and South Cherry Street to be closed on Sunday evening, said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.

The cars, which Melonas said were wood chip and lumber cars, derailed at a low speed near the Burlington train yard.

The tipped cars were pushed from the railway overnight, and the roads were reopened at 2 a.m., Melonas said.

The cars will be removed and transported for assessment and repair, he said. The investigation into what caused the derailment is ongoing.

There were no injuries and no hazardous materials spilled, Melonas said.


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