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Road grader collides with train near Alburnett

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ALBURNETT (KWWL) -- No one was hurt Thursday morning when a road grader collided with a train.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a road grader owned by the Linn County Secondary Roads Department collided with a Canadian National train at the intersection of Gilmore Road and the Canadian National railroad tracks.  That is north of County Home Road and southwest of Alburnett.

The grader was clearing snow when it struck the train.

The operator of the grader, 54-year-old Kevin Butterfield, was not injured.

The train and road grader suffered only minor damage.

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