Winds Blow Train Off Tracks In Lufkin, Texas


Sunday, December 13th 2015, 10:36 am
By: Dee Duren


The Lufkin, Texas Police Department shared a photo on its Facebook page Sunday morning after winds blew a train off the tracks as it crossed a highway. An update says it will take at least 48 hours to upright the 64 rail cars.

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Police advised drivers to avoid Loop 287 near 103 West and 69 North "as straight-line winds blew a train off the tracks."

The highway is shut down. The cars were believed to be empty when a gust of wind took them off the tracks around 7 a.m.

The department later commented that the National Weather Service will make an official ruling on wind speed and whether it was straight-line winds or tornadic activity.