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Train derails behind GFPD

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BNSF crews finished cleaning up the mess caused by Wednesday train derailment behind the Great Falls Police Department.

Ross Lane, public relations officer for BNSF, said luckily no injuries have been reported. However, there is significant damage to property including several personal, and police vehicles. It is unclear of the estimated cost of damages, but lane says that BNSF will do everything they can to make this right.

Lane said, "BNSF claims department and our law department work affected parties and we will make people whole and make it right and pay for the things that we damaged."

The cause of the derailment is under investigation, but it did happen as crews were working to link several cars together. 

Ross Lane, public affairs director for BNSF, has confirmed a BNSF train has derailed five empty cars near the Great Falls Police Department. Luckily no injuries have been reported however there is significant damage to property including personal and police vehicles.

Lane says the derailment occurred when crews were performing a switching move. GFPD is asking the public to avoid the area as the derailment is under investigation. BNSF crews are mobilizing to clean up the scene. 

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