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Train derails in Queen Creek

Posted: 6:44 PM, Apr 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-06 02:00:20-04
Train derails in Queen Creek, fire officials say
Train derails in Queen Creek, fire officials say

A train derailment Tuesday night shut down a busy Queen Creek road for several hours Tuesday night.

Queen Creek fire officials said the train jumped off the tracks in the area of Rittenhouse and Combs roads shortly after 6 p.m. No one was injured in the derailment.

Rittenhouse Road was closed as crews worked to fix the problem.

Officials at the scene said two freight locomotives were on a rail line off the main Union Pacific line in order to connect to a business. The problem occurred on the line leading to that business.

Workers used heavy equipment to haul the two locomotives back toward the main line.

The road was reopened a 9:30 p.m.