Several empty boxcars derail west of Albuquerque

The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say several empty freight cars have derailed west of Albuquerque.

New Mexico State Police say the BNSF train was traveling near Interstate 40 on Thursday when strong winds seemed to cause a few boxcars to tip over.

KOB-TV says track sensors alerted an approaching train of the derailment and it was able to stop in time.

Television footage showed several freight cars on their sides off the tracks.

Authorities say nobody was hurt in the derailment and no roads were affected.

BNSF Railway officials are waiting to hear about the condition of the track before they resume train services.