The great city of Amarillo is surrounded by train tracks and some of those train tracks cut through the city.

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UPDATE, February 20, 3:20 PM: The train has been cleared and traffic is back to normal on Amarillo Blvd.

On Monday, February 20, at 10:50 am, the Amarillo Police Department was called out to the 3300 block of Amarillo Blvd. East.  A train in the area had derailed.  Due to the derailment, both lanes of Amarillo Blvd were blocked.   The train also knocked down power lines in the area.

Xcel Energy was contacted and is currently working to get power restored.

People are asked to avoid the area between Amarillo Blvd between Grand Street and Manhattan until authorities can clear the area.

Amarillo Police are blocking the area until clean up is finished.

Updates will be made once traffic is cleared.

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