Wind gusts topped 80 mph in parts of McPherson County Wednesday night. The gusts were strong enough to blow over 33 train cars off the tracks in Galva. Crews arrived late Wednesday night and started cleaning Thursday morning. Crews have to move each train car separately to a flat bed truck using two cranes and several men.
Neighbors like Blake McClemore say they went inside when the storm arrived and the wind was so loud it masked the sound of the train toppling over.
"I was outside and I could barely stand the wind was so strong. We went inside right in time. All I could hear was hail but when I came out the train was the first thing I saw," McClemore said.
Crews say the clean up will take more than a day to finish.