Major delays on Metra BNSF trains after tracks cleared of downed power lines

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CICERO, Ill. — All Metra BNSF trains are moving again after crews cleared downed electrical wires and poles off the tracks.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. Thursday near Cicero and 26th Street.

Metra says a freight train knocked down the electrical wires onto the tracks.

Both inbound and outbound BNSF trains were impacted, but trains are now moving again.

Metra says to expect major delays and cancellations.

The following trains will not operate: #1201, #1205, #1209 and #1215. The first outbound train will be #1371.

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