Winds Blow Train Off Tracks In Lufkin, Texas
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.
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.