Cold Weather Blamed For Train Derailment In Northwest Iowa

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By Richard Pratt

ASHTON, Iowa (AP) — Officials are blaming the cold weather for a train derailment in northwest Iowa.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says more than a dozen cars came off the tracks Tuesday morning along Iowa Highway 60 south of Ashton. No injuries have been reported and no spills.

Officials blamed the cold weather for causing a piece of track to come up. National Weather Service records show subfreezing, near zero and subzero temperatures have chilled the area over the past three days.

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