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Cleanup continues at site of derailed train

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Crews in Pendleton are working hard Thursday to clean up the mess left by a derailed train.

A total of 43 cars of a 126 car-long train derailed just west of Pendleton, about six miles north of Temple, Wednesday afternoon. The wreck spilled more than 10 million pounds of coal, sending coal dust high into the sky.

The cars could be righted and the track reopened as early as Thursday evening, but the cleanup work is still far from over.

An official with the railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, told YNN the cause of the accident is still under investigation. BNSF is reviewing video recorded by the lead locomotive to help determine the cause of the wreck.

There were no reports of injuries. The total cost of the accident has not yet been determined.

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