Blizzard traps Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train south of Dalton
DALTON - Snow removal efforts to free a stuck Burlington Northern-Santa Fe locomotive and railcars entered another night of work Saturday night south of Dalton.
Two trains were parked when a blizzard struck the area on Tuesday, trapping one of the trains in drifting snow. Attempts to free the train with extra locomotives, and other railroad equipment, were unsuccessful.
Gusty winds created deep snow drifts and challenged crews who were trying to clear the tracks with a BNSF rotary snowplow from Alliance.
Several employees running excavators and skid steers were seen Saturday night along Highway 385 removing snow away from the train and tracks.
Roads in Cheyenne County, including Hwy. 385, had been closed since Tuesday before reopening on Saturday.
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