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Freight cars on BNSF train derail near Gallup

The Associated Press

GALLUP — A BNSF Railway freight train partially derailed in northwestern New Mexico, bu the railroad says nobody was hurt and no hazardous materials were involved.

A BNSF Railway freight train partially derailed on Friday near Gallup.

The railroad said the derailment occurred Friday morning two miles east of Gallup and involved a westbound train with a mix of 93 freight cars.

BNSF spokeswoman Lena Kent said 31 cars derailed and that the cause of the derailment was under investigation.

The Navajo Nation president's office said liquid asphalt spilled from one car but that it was determined to not be hazardous.

BNSF said freight customers may experience shipping delays of 24 to 36 hours due to time required to make repairs and clean up debris.