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A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

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PALATINE, Ill. (STMW) -- A Metra train has been stopped near northwest suburban Palatine Thursday night after striking a vehicle.

Union Pacific Northwest Line Train No.657 was heading to Crystal Lake when the train struck a vehicle at Quentin Road near the Palatine station, according to a Metra service advisory.

The train left Ogilvie Transportation Center at 7:30 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Crystal Lake at 8:55 p.m., Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.

Train No.662, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 10:23 p.m., was stopped in Barrington due to the crash. Traffic is being stopped at the location until the accident site is cleared, a service advisory said.

It’s unclear whether any injuries were reported. Palatine police could not be reached for comment.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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