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Train Derailment Boosts Business For Alberton Outfitters

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The derailment is giving area outfitters a boom in business.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials decided on Friday to leave the river open to floaters, for the fear that closing the river would hurt outfitters over the holiday weekend.

Now rafting businesses, like Zoo Town Surfers in Alberton, are seeing a jump in the number of customers coming into the shop.

Employees said over the last few days, locals and out-of-staters, signed up for rafting trips, just to see the plane parts in the Clark Fork River.

"I think that the last five days have been really busy, non-stop. We've had four or five trips everyday. It's brought a lot of people around. I've heard it on the news and the radio," said Andrew Spayth, an employee at Zoo Town Surfers.

The river will remain open to floaters throughout the cleanup process.


 

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