Freight train derails on Southwest Side

February 9, 2011 6:10:39 PM PST
Wheels on at least two cars of a freight train left the track near 55th and Central, closing the intersection for the next couple of hours.

The derailment did not impact commuter trains, officials said. However, the crossing was closed for several hours while crews worked to get the train back on track.

The crossing opened up around 8 p.m. Wednesday night.