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Freight Traffic Resume after Derailment near Superior

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Trains are now racing along the tracks near Superior after a 66-car freight train derailed mid-week, sending four cars in the Clark Fork River.

Spokeswoman Linda Frost said traffic resumed along the Montana Rail Link train route, where the derailment occurred four miles east of Superior, around 10:30 Friday morning.

Crews worked late Thursday and early Friday morning to repair the tracks after 23 cars derailed from the tracks on Wednesday, sending four onto a steep embankment and four into the river.

Frost said some train traffic was re-routed while a dozen trains remained parked.

She added that cleanup is expected to resume on Monday.

The cause of the derailment is still be determined.

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