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Train derails near Oswego; no injuries reported

Posted at 9:01 PM, Apr 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 23:01:04-04

(UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.) A westbound train carrying grain derailed on Saturday around 5:30 a.m. near Oswego, which is about 12 miles west of Wolf Point along Highway 2.

According to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Public Affairs Director Ross Lane, approximately 30 cars derailed.

The train was not carrying hazardous materials and no injuries were reported.

BNSF crews are on-site removing damaged cars and making necessary repairs to the track.

Lane stated that work at the site is expected to take at least 24 hours due to challenging weather conditions such as cold temperatures and snow.


(1st Report, 3:21 p.m.) A train derailed on Saturday near Oswego, which is approximately 12 miles west of Wolf Point along Highway 2.

According to the Glasgow Courier, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad officials said no one was injured.

The cause of the derailment is unknown at this time.

It appears that the train was carrying mostly grain.

We will update you with any new information.

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