ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Strong winds blew over part of a moving freight train Thursday blocking two tracks as a second train approached the wreckage.
The BNSF Railway train hauling double stacks of shipping containers derailed about 12:15 p.m. on Laguna Pueblo about 30 miles west of Albuquerque.
New Mexico State Police reported the containers were empty.
State Police also reported track sensors alert a second train of the track being blocked in time to avoid a collision.
No injuries were reported, and no roads are closed.
Aerial video from Sky News 13 showed about 30 of the container still attached to derailed and lain-over rail cars or scattered along the tracks.
It is not known how long it will take for the wreckage to be cleaned up.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief already had passed through the area when the derailment happened. The westbound train was due out of Albuquerque at 4:45 p.m. but likely will be held there until at least one track reopens.
Strong winds raked much of New Mexico Thursday with gusts as high as 60 mph forecast.
Earlier this year winds blew a train off the track on the approach to the Pecos River bridge in Santa Rosa in eastern New Mexico. A second train derailed at virtually the same spot a month later, but that incident was blamed on a 51-degree temperature swing warping rails out of alignment.
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