Traffic re-opened Saturday night after a train derailment in Alexandria shut down U.S. Highway 61 for about four hours.


   Traffic re-opened Saturday night after a train derailment in Alexandria shut down U.S. Highway 61 for about four hours.

   KHQA TV reported the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when 20 cars carrying coal went off the tracks in Alexandria.

   Repair crews from Burlington Northern Santa Fe were brought in to fix the damage. Officials were unsure what caused the derailment. There were no injuries. Trains were rolling again by Monday morning.