Union Pacific train engine
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A train held up traffic from Highway 79 into Beaumont Friday when it stopped along the tracks.

The Beaumont Police Department reported at around 1 p.m. Friday that a train blocked the crossing at California Avenue and Veile Avenue, affecting traffic into the city.

Police advised the public to avoid the area and city crews worked to direct traffic away from the stopped train.

It was unknown how long the train would affect traffic.

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