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updated: 11/6/2013 9:52 AM

Disabled freight train causes delays in Glen Ellyn

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A disabled freight train led to traffic delays in Glen Ellyn early Wednesday.

Glen Ellyn Police said the freight train blocked numerous railroad crossings in town after it broke down at 4:30 a.m., authorities said.

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Authorities said officers were positioned throughout the city -- including at Prospect Avenue, Main Street and Park Avenue -- to protect pedestrian and motorists while the train was repaired.

They added via a news release that officers were assigned to the Taylor Street underpass to direct traffic.

The freight train was back in working order at 8:30 a.m., authorities said.

The cause for the train becoming disabled remains under investigation, they said.

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