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Union Pacific Train Derails In Kansas


On Saturday, a Union Pacific train derailed in Sumner County, Kansas.

The derailment occurred at roughly 5:30 p.m. in Riverdale and involved 18 train cars carrying grain.

Union Pacific officials said there were no reported injuries and no hazardous materials involved.

What will happen to the grain in the derailed cars?

Will this product of our food supply arrive at its destination or go to waste?

KWCH reported:

Railroad crews were repairing the damaged tracks on Sunday morning. The derailed cars have been moved out of the way, and Union Pacific anticipates reopening the tracks Sunday.

The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a Union Pacific train derailed in the small town of Riverdale Saturday. A sergeant said it happened around 5:15 p.m.

The sergeant said nobody was injured in the incident and there are no hazmat concerns at this time. Two intersections are blocked at the 500 block of east 80th Ave. and 77th and Western Ave.

It’s expected to take a couple days to clean up the derailment. A Union Pacific employee at the scene said they’re waiting on cranes and other heavy equipment to begin that process.

The Kansas train derailment occurred Saturday at around the same time a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Springfield, Ohio.

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CBS News noted:

The derailment came the same day 20 cars of a 212-car Norfolk Southern train derailed near a highway in the Springfield, Ohio, area.

There were no reported injuries and no hazardous materials aboard the train, Northern Southern said. However, residents within 1,000 feet of the derailment were asked to shelter-in-place out of an "abundance of caution," the Clark County Emergency Management Agency reported.

The derailment left more than 1,500 residents without power, Clark County reported.


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