BNSF derailment near Minot forces Amtrak delays

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MINOT, N.D. - A BNSF freight train’s first two engines have derailed just west of Minot.

An Amtrak train that was scheduled to depart to Seattle more than nine and a half hours ago has been sitting at the Minot station due to the derailment.

The rail is currently being fixed now and the Amtrak should depart this evening at 6: 30 p.m. but will be heading to Spokane, Wash., instead.

We’ll have more information on this as it becomes available.