BNSF line back in operation after derailment

SELZ A BNSF rail line is back in service after the derailment of several empty oil tanker cars in southern Pierce County.

Amy McBeth, of Minneapolis, BNSF regional public relations director, said the derailment of the nine cars occurred when a pickup truck and the train collided Sunday morning near Selz.

She said the pickup was dragged for about one mile. She said no one was injured in the incident.

The accident happened at a crossing with a crossbuck, a rail crossing warning sign. It was very foggy in the area when the accident happened.

McBeth said the cars were scrapped, everything was cleared and the tracks were reopened about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The train of more than 100 tanker cars was coming from Oklahoma to get filled with North Dakota crude oil, The Associated Press reported earlier.