Union Pacific crews cleaning up Arkansas derailment

RELATED TOPICS: DERAILMENTS/WRECKS | SOUTH | UNION PACIFIC
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LEWISVILLE, Ark. — Clean-up work continues today as Union Pacific management looks to find out why 37 frac sand and steel coil cars on a UP freight train derailed Sunday afternoon in southwest Arkansas. No hazardous materials were spilled during the wreck, and all crew members are accounted for and uninjured.

Union Pacific crews arrived quickly to begin removing the derailed cars and to stage materials to repair the tracks. Company spokesperson Jeffrey DeGraff said that the wreck caused “Extensive track damage, and damage to a rail bridge.”

He said that repair work has begun, but could not estimate when the line would reopen. In the meantime, train traffic is being diverted onto other tracks through the area.

The wreck occurred approximately 30 miles east of Texarkana on a stretch of track parallels that U.S. Route 82. Local authorities cautioned that the cleanup has reduced the highway down to one lane.

The cause of the wreck has not been determined at this time.

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