- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — Eight empty rail cars on a northbound Union Pacific Railroad train derailed in Blackfoot in southeast Idaho and blocked traffic for a few hours.

Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt says the cars derailed at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

He says there are no injuries and officials are still investigating what caused the derailment.

The Idaho Transportation Department says the road between Sexton and Bridge streets was closed for about four hours.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide