Train Derailment in the Highland Park Area

Amarillo, TX

Traffic backed up on Highway 60 east in the Highland Park area Wednesday morning after a train derailed.

Potter County Sheriff's Deputies say the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train went off the tracks near Highway 60 and FM 1912.

Apparently rain made the ground loose, and when the train went over that section of track the ground gave way.

One car derailed.

When BNSF crews came in with a crane to lift it back on the track, officer shut down Highway 60 east, causing the back-up.