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Published July 17, 2011, 09:49 AM

2 injured after train derails in Fridley

Fridley, MN (WDAY - TV) High water caused a train to derail in Fridley over Rice Creek, injuring two people.

High water caused a train to derail in Fridley over Rice Creek, injuring two people. 17 BNSF rail cars with corn now litter the tracks and creek. Officials believe the bridge washed out because of all the rain.

The fear is as much as 9,000 gallons of diesel could be swept away in the swollen creek. Crews set up oil booms to stop these brown blobs from reaching the Mississippi River, just a couple hundred yards away.

Eric Svensk – Fridley, MN -"Just looking at the cars it looks like a pop can just blew up. This is something you something you see in San Francisco, California, like a mudslide, not in Minnesota."

The Northstar commuter rail between Big Lake and Minneapolis is closed through Tuesday. Cleanup could take three days.

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