- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) - Three derailed train cars caused a 350-ton coal spill and halted traffic at three intersections in eastern Nebraska.

Omaha Public Power District spokesman Mike Jones says no one was injured in the derailment that occurred Thursday morning just north of Nebraska City. He says the train was shipping coal to the company’s plant located south of the city.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says crews wrapped up track repairs and coal cleanup early Friday morning. He says the train was able to transport the remainder of the coal and the spilled coal would be shipped by truck.

Davis says he doesn’t know what cause the 135-car train carrying coal from Wyoming to the plant to derail.

Jones tells the Lincoln Journal Star (https://bit.ly/1C2t0a4 ) the damaged cars will be scrapped.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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