Officials say weather played role in Bennet train derailment

BENNET, Neb. -- Officials say weather played a role in a train derailment in Lancaster County last month. 

The spokesperson for BNSF says the weather "certainly" played a role in the 10 car derailment near Bennet on June 25th. 

The Bennet area saw three inches of rain the 48-hours before the derailment.

The rain was hauling coal along recently reactivated tracks. 

The tracks, which were dormant for 17 years, were reactivated in January as a partnership between BNSF and th Omaha Public Power District. 

There have not been any reported injuries. 

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