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Train derailment snarls traffic on Davenport’s near-west side

UPDATE: Crews were able to get the train back on the tracks and traffic was reopened around 6:30 pm. No word on what caused the derailment.

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DAVENPORT -- The derailment of a train hauling more than 100 cars near Rockingham Road and Division Street led to road closures and some traffic snarls on the west side of downtown Davenport the afternoon of Monday, March 6.

According to police, a Canadian Pacific Railroad locomotive partially derailed between the Rockingham Road and Howell Street crossings. The derailment did not result in any hazardous material dangers, police added.

Intersections blocked as of 2:30 p.m. were at Division, Taylor and Marquette streets. Drivers were being asked to avoid the area if possible.