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Train Derails East Of Flagstaff, Closes Lines In Both Directions

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Crews continue to clean up from a train derailment east of Flagstaff Monday morning. BNSF officials say a 14-car freight train derailed about 26 miles east of Flagstaff at around 5:14 a.m. near the Twin Arrows Casino. Officials say there were no injuries and there was no chemicals spilled from the cars. The incident stopped train service in both directions, including Amtrak service, which had to bus passengers between Albuquerque and Flagstaff. The westbound track was reopened at around 10:30 this morning, while the eastbound side remains closed. A westbound Amtrak train arrived in Flagstaff at around 6:15 this morning and remains in east Flagstaff as of 11 a.m. There’s no word on when the eastbound side will reopen.