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Derailment blocks Burlington Northern tracks in northern Idaho
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (AP) - Eight cars from a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train derailed east of this north Idaho town, and Amtrak passengers were transferred to buses to get around the blockage. No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were involved. The cause and duration of the closure were not known early today, Boundary County sheriff's dispatcher Ronnie Eggers said.
The derailment occurred about 4:30 p.m. Thursday two miles east of where the Moyie River empties into the Kootenay near the Montana state line. Five of the derailed cars were carrying corn which spilled down the bank of the Kootenay River, but none reached the water, Eggers said.
-- (Dee360Degree@aol.com), March 17, 2000
-- (Dee360Degree@aol.com), March 17, 2000.