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Train Derailment Near Kewanee

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Amtrak passenger rail service was disrupted Friday because of a freight train derailment in Henry County, Illinois.

According to the Henry County Sheriff's Office, around 12:30 Friday morning, several empty rail cars left the tracks. Officials believe high winds from storms may have been a factor.

It happened around 500 North near Kewanee. A spokesman for Amtrak says the derailment impacted service on Illinois passenger trains. Some are being detoured until the tracks can be cleared.