Train malfunction closes Bradenton road - FOX 13 News

Train malfunction closes Bradenton road

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BRADENTON (FOX 13) -

A train malfunction has blocked a normally busy road in Manatee County.

The crossing near the 1800 block of 53rd Avenue E -- better known as State Road 70 -- is closed because a train is stuck on the tracks nearby. That's just east of 15th Street E.

The problem was initially reported as a derailment, but the sheriff's office now says that the crossing arms are struck because the train stopped close to the crossing.

A spokesman blamed rain for the train's troubles.

The road will likely be closed through rush hour.

Stay with FOX 13 for any updates.

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