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Train traffic to be halted for repairs on Iowa track after derailment, railroad spokesman says


BELLE PLAINE, Iowa — Train traffic is expected to be halted near Belle Plaine in eastern Iowa on Monday for repairs to a track damaged by a derailment.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports ( ) that Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the train traffic through the area was to be stopped around 6 a.m. and resume about 12 hours later. The other track at the scene was reopened on Sunday morning.

Twenty-three cars derailed late Friday night as the 125-car train headed from Nebraska to Illinois. The derailment cause is being investigated.

Information from: KCRG-TV,

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