Streets closed in Mount Pleasant after coal train experiences problems with engine

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MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant police said on Thursday evening, March 3rd a Union Pacific coal train was stopped on the tracks in the area of Airline Road and Gittings Road/Airline Road and Spring Street in Mount Pleasant after experiencing a mechanical failure with its engine.

A maintenance crew from Union Pacific was working on fixing the engine.

The call for this incident came in around 6:30 p.m.

No one was hurt.

Spring Street (Highway T), Old Spring Street, and Gittings Road in Mount Pleasant were closed in between 90th Street (western boundary) and Airline Road (eastern boundary).

Crews were working on getting an engine out of Milwaukee to come, hook up to the train, and at least move it out of the way of automobile traffic.

Detours around the area where the train is are Highway 20 (south) and Highway K (north).  These can be accessed by Highway H or Sunnyslope Road.