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Police close streets after log train derails in Salem

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Salem Police plan to keep Front street closed for the Wednesday morning commute.

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 7:31 AM
Updated: Dec 5, 2018 2:24 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- A log train derailment Tuesday night closed Oregon Route 99 East at Market Street in Salem at around 10:23 p.m.

Southbound traffic was detoured at River Road to city side streets and northbound traffic was detoured at Jefferson Street.

Then at around 10:50 p.m., the Oregon Department of Transportation announced that the train cars had been moved back allowing traffic through and both directions on Oregon Route 99 East had reopened.

Salem police plan to keep Front Street closed for the Wednesday morning commute. They were able to confirm that no hazardous material was on board and no one was hurt. 

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