Cold Iowa weather blamed for train derailment
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department
posted Jan 2 2014 7:45AM
~ ASHTON, Iowa (AP) - Officials are blaming the cold weather for a train derailment in northwest Iowa.
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says more than a dozen cars came off the tracks Tuesday morning along Iowa Highway 60 south of Ashton. No injuries have been reported and no spills.
Officials blamed the cold weather for causing a piece of track to come up. National Weather Service records show subfreezing, near zero and subzero temperatures have chilled the area over the past three days.