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Dawn Patrol: Normal Metra trains in Bartlett; freezing today?

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  • A Metra commuter train on Monday evening just west of the Bartlett train station struck a semitrailer truck loaded with automobiles. At least one coach of the train derailed in the process, and several automobiles parked along the tracks were damaged.

       A Metra commuter train on Monday evening just west of the Bartlett train station struck a semitrailer truck loaded with automobiles. At least one coach of the train derailed in the process, and several automobiles parked along the tracks were damaged.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

 
 

Metra trains expected to roll through Bartlett normally today

Commuters on the Milwaukee District West Line should experience a typical rush hour this morning despite yesterday's collision in Bartlett between a train and a semitrailer truck hauling cars. Two people suffered minor injuries and the train derailed in the crash. Full story.

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Feeling frozen this morning? Warning until 8 a.m.

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