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Broken track blamed for freight-train derailment in Howell

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March 14, 2016 | Click on Detroit | HOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An official says a broken section of track is responsible for a freight-train derailment in southeastern Michigan that forced about two dozen empty grain cars off the tracks.

No one was injured when the train derailed Sunday morning in Livingston County’s Howell Township. A property owner who alerted sheriff’s officials says the derailed cars took down several trees. The locomotive remained upright and on the tracks.

Chris Bagwell, general manager of Great Lakes Central Railroad, says a 3-foot piece of railroad track broke, causing the derailment.

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