Crews work to repair damaged train track

July 5, 2010 8:56:54 AM PDT
Crews continue Monday morning to clean up a derailed train near Capital Boulevard and Fairview Road.

The train derailed Sunday and authorities hoped to have the track cleared by 3 a.m. Monday but ran into a problem. A car containing ethanol was too heavy for their equipment.

So, tanker trucks were used to off-load the ethanol. Once the ethanol was removed, the derailed cars were set back on the track. However, before the train can move again, the damaged tracks must be repaired.

Engineers will continue working on the issue.

No one was injured during the accident and no ethanol spilled. Traffic near downtown Raleigh remains unaffected.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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