2 injured after train derails in FridleyMINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A freight train derailed in Fridley, injuring two people.
The Star Tribune reports 17 railcars and
two locomotives derailed on an overpass over Rice Creek, which
flows into the Mississippi River, at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday.
Fridley Police Capt. Brian Weierke says overnight rains washed
out a rail bridge over the Mississippi River. It also closed part
of Interstate 35W, flooded roads and basements and downed trees.
Weierke says the two injured crew members were taken to a
hospital with noncritical injuries.
The railcars were carrying corn, but the two locomotives spilled
diesel and authorities are working to stop the fuel from leaking
into the river.
Metro Transit canceled all six regularly scheduled trips between
Big Lake and Minneapolis Saturday as well as service for the
evening Twins game.