Posted: Sep 4, 2013 2:18 PM by MTN News
Updated: Sep 4, 2013 2:19 PM
SUPERIOR - A freight train derailed early Wednesday morning in Mineral County.
Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost says it happened four miles east of Superior at around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Frost tells MTN News that four cars derailed out of the 23-car long train derailed in the accident and landed partially in the Clark Fork River.
Two of the cars were empty fuel cars and the other two empty cars are used to transport sugar.
Frost says the main line is closed and probably won't open for 36 hours as they wait for heavy equipment to arrive on the scene to move the cars.
There's no word yet on what caused the derailment, which Frost says is still being investigated.
No injuries have been reported.
We'll have more information as it becomes available.
Photos by Jane Brockway.