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updated: 12/16/2013 9:14 PM

Elgin bridges reopen after train stalls

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A stalled train closed bridges in downtown Elgin for more than two hours during rush hour Monday evening, Elgin police said.

The two-mile train experienced unknown mechanical difficulties at about 5 p.m. blocking all four downtown bridges. Kimball Street and Highland Avenue reopened around 6:30 p.m., while Chicago and National streets reopened at about 7:45 p.m., according to an Elgin Police Department tweet.

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Commuters were rerouted to the two unaffected bridges at Route 20 and I-90 throughout rush hour.

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