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FM 228 shut down Tuesday due to train derailment

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Amarillo, TX - A train derailment Tuesday morning caused a major road closure. 

FM 228 was shut down for most of the day Tuesday.

TxDOT worked on getting the scene cleaned up from the train derailment.

Other routes that can be used is FM 1912 going north and double back going west, or using U.S. 60.

Potter County deputies told NewsChannel 10 this is not a BNSF train. It's a private company who works to restore train cars.

They were pushing these back to prepare to store them, and pushed them back too far.
 
TxDOT says the south entrance to Amarillo college East campus is likely closed the remainder of the day while the cars are safely removed from the tracks.