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Train hauling giant turbine blades jumps tracks in east Harris County

A wind turbine blade is seen in a grassy area after a train derailment in east Harris County, Texas, on Feb. 18, 2019.
A wind turbine blade is seen in a grassy area after a train derailment in east Harris County, Texas, on Feb. 18, 2019. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A train derailment was reported Monday in east Harris County.

The incident was reported about 1:20 p.m. off Industrial Road near 100 Street.

Harris County deputies said in a tweet that the train, which was hauling what appeared to be wind turbine blades, failed to make a turn and some box cars jumped the tracks.

Video from SKY2 showed one of the blades came off of the train and crashed through a fence. That same blade appeared to be touching a nearby power pole as well.

Deputies said there were no reports of injuries.

The incident is not affecting traffic, deputies said.


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