‘Alarming’ winds blow train off tracks over deep ravine near Logan

  • Source: Sun Herald
  • Published: 03/14/2019 12:00 AM

PHOTO: Wild weather has battered communities across the United States this week, and New Mexico is no exception. State police shared pictures on Wednesday that revealed one jaw-dropping impact of intense winds lashing the state: The gusts contributed to a train derailment near Logan, which left 26 cars in a pile of wreckage at the bottom of a deep ravine, photos show. “No injuries reported,” police wrote on Twitter. Raquel Espinoza, a spokesperson for the railroad company Union Pacific, said the cars that derailed from the tracks over the Canadian River were at the very end of a train that included 73 cars and 2 locomotives, according to the Associated Press. Logan Fire Chief Rex Stall said the derailment was reported at 11 a.m. near Highway 469, and that first responders were called in to help handle the situation, ABC 7 reports. The TV station said gusts in the area reached 70 miles per hour.


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