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Disabled train in West Springfield caused traffic delays

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Disabled train blocking Front Street in West Springfield. Disabled train blocking Front Street in West Springfield.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) - A disabled train blocked Front Street in West Springfield on Tuesday afternoon.

The CSX train was stopped on tracks a short distance from the CSX transportation train yard.

An on-board train supervisor told CBS 3 there was a hole in an air line. As a safety measure on the train, when air pressure drops, the brakes stop and the train will not move.

Local traffic had to turn around and detour around the stuck train for an unknown amount of time.

The supervisor said cold temperatures can cause problems with air lines.

An additional CSX transportation engine was used around 2:15 p.m. to move the disabled train.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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