Train Cars Fall Off Tracks Near Crete

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Several train cars derailed just west of Crete. One road expected to be blocked for several hours.

Crete Police said they received the report of a train derailment near Highway 33 and 2200 Road about 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

BNSF track crews arrived to right the trains and replace the broken track. BNSF crews said the train was westbound when it derailed.

Most of the cars were moved from the area but about 10 grain cars and two locomotives from the rear of the train remained. Those cars will need to be put back on tracks before they can be removed.

Crews said it will likely be well into the evening Friday before the tracks are replaced and the rail cars removed. Several trains had to be stopped because of the accident.

The crossing at 2200 Road will remain closed until those repairs are made.

There was no word on injuries to the crew on board the train at the time of the derailment.