Washout closes UP main line in Idaho

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MOYIE SPRINGS, Idaho — Union Pacific’s Spokane Subdivision is closed after a washout derailed a train along a remote section of track in northern Idaho.

UP spokesperson Justin Jacobs tells Trains News Wire that 10 cars of a westbound freight train carrying soybeans derailed early Wednesday near Moyie Springs, about 70 miles east of Spokane, Wash. Jacobs says no employees were injured in the incident.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation. Jacobs says it’s unclear how long the route will be closed.

UP’s Spokane Subdivision connects the Pacific Northwest with the Canadian Pacific interchange at Eastport, Idaho.

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