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First Street closed after train-semi crash

Post Date:02/21/2020 10:48 AM

West First Street is closed at the BNSF crossing after a train-semi collision. No one was hurt in the crash, but the street will be closed for the next several hours.

The semi leaving the Nortrak facility was unable to move out of the way fast enough after the railroad gates came down, and the train struck the semi’s trailer. The train’s primary engine blew an air hose in the crash, so a replacement engine must be brought in to move the 7,000-foot train. Southwest 14th Street is also blocked by the train.

Once the train is moved, First Street will remain closed while BNSF evaluates and repairs damage to the gates and rails, which is expected to take most of the afternoon.

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