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MISSOULA — The driver of a semitrailer that got stuck in the snow at a western Montana railroad crossing was able to get out of the truck before it was struck by a freight train.

Frenchtown Rural Fire spokesman Mel Holtz says the semi got stuck at a crossing in Frenchtown at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The semi was pushed about 25 feet into a Montana Rail Link maintenance building, which was damaged.

Two crossings were closed for about three hours while crews worked to clear the wreckage.

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