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Traffic moving again after West Fargo train derailment

WEST FARGO - Traffic is moving again after a train derailment in West Fargo forced the closing of several streets in the area.

Mike Reitan, West Fargo Assistant Police Chief, said roads were opened up about 3:30 p.m. today after five loaded coal cars on a eastbound BNSF train tipped at 12:49 p.m.

Police said there were no injuries or hazardous chemicals spilled as a result of the derailment.

However, the derailment forced the closing of Seventh and 12th avenues north from Ninth Street East to Center Street.

Reitan said BNSF is investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred at the junction of the main east-west line and the spur that takes trains around north Fargo.