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Published May 09, 2010, 12:59 PM

Train derails near North Dakota-Montana border

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — A Yellowstone Valley Railroad train derailed in McKenzie County, spilling cars carrying liquid propane.

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — A Yellowstone Valley Railroad train derailed in McKenzie County, spilling cars carrying liquid propane.

The sheriff's office says residents within a mile of Saturday evening's derailment were evacuated as a precaution. Authorities later determined the cars were not leaking.

The sheriff's office didn't have the exact number of derailed cars, but said crews were working to get five cars knocked off the tracks back into place.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

The derailment caused the closure of North Dakota Highway 58 from Williston to the Sidney/Fairview area. It reopened Sunday evening.

A message left Sunday at the railroad's office was not immediately returned.

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