Derailed BNSF freight car shuts Maple Ave. grade crossing

Uncoupled car rolled right through intersection, police say

Updated:

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

By Bob Uphues

Editor

UPDATED: Dec. 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Brookfield police report that the freight car is back on its track and the Maple Avenue grade crossing has been reopened to traffic.

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad crossing at Maple Avenue in Brookfield remains closed to traffic two hours after an uncoupled freight car rolled through the intersection and derailed just east of the crossing on Dec. 27 at about 11:20 a.m.

Employees from the BNSF have responded to the scene to investigate how the incident happened, but police say it could still be a couple of hours before the crossing reopens.

The rail itself may need to be repaired and the freight car will need to be lifted by a crane to get it back on track.

Check back later for updates.

Contact:
Email: buphues@wjinc.com Twitter: @RBLandmark

Love the Landmark?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Riverside Brookfield Landmark and RBLandmark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Riverside and Brookfield.


            
SubscribeClassified
MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Latest Comments