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Crews demolish, rebuild damaged tracks near spillway

NORCO, LA (WVUE) -

The train tracks damaged during Saturday's fire near the Bonnet Carre Spillway will be out of service for at least this week.

A spokesman for Canadian National told the Associated Press that crews are demolishing and rebuilding roughly 800 feet of track.

Amtrak has been using buses to shuttle passengers on its City of New Orleans train between New Orleans and Jackson, Miss. Canadian National, which owns the tracks, said it's rerouting freight trains through Baton Rouge.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
 
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