Multiple Railroad Cars in Marmon NM Blown Over by Today’s High Winds

train-derailKOAT.com and KOB.com are reporting that gusty winds have blown over about 15 railroad cars near an Interstate 40 underpass in Marmon, N.M.

The railroad cars were not carrying hazardous material. Nothing was spilled. Nobody was hurt.

A semi lost its load on the interstate in the same area.

A wind advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for Cibola County.

A high wind warning has been issued for Bernalillo County, and will be in effect until 8 p.m.

Amtrak trains into and out of Albuquerque are being delayed due to the derailment west of the city on Thursday.

According to New Mexico State Police, the empty train was traveling near I-40 on Laguna Pueblo when strong winds seemed to cause the train to tip over. The train cars were empty, so nothing spilled at the scene.

Track sensors alerted an approaching train of the derailment and it was able to stop in time.

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