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Work continues Monday to clean up BNSF train derailment

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Work continues Monday to clean up BNSF train derailment
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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- Crews worked Monday to move about 25 cars on a BNSF train carrying corn that derailed west of Williston. No one was hurt.

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BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said the derailment happened late Sunday night along the North Dakota-Montana border, about 20 miles west of Williston. By Monday afternoon, he said, 10 of the cars had been moved to the side.

He said crews were working through the night in the bitter cold and wind to have the track open Tuesday morning.

The train, en route from Minnesota to Washington state, had three locomotives and 111 loads of corn.

Amtrak also uses the track and Amtrak passengers were being bused around the site during cleanup.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation. Melonas said they haven't ruled out weather. The temperature was about 15 below zero at the time.

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