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Tracks cleared after 6 train cars derail in South Dakota

June 29, 2019

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Crews have cleared a train derailment in western South Dakota.

Six empty cars of a westbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad derailed and overturned in New Underwood on Thursday night.

A spokesman for RCP&E’s parent company, Genesee & Wyoming of Darien, Connecticut, tells the Rapid City Journal that a total of 82 cars made up the train that partially derailed.

There were no injuries or hazardous materials involved. The tracks were cleared and back in service Friday night.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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