- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FALLON, Nev. (AP) - A freight train derailment temporarily closed a stretch of U.S. Highway 95 in northern Nevada north of Fallon before a hazmat crew determined there was no threat to public safety.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says no one was injured when the Union Pacific train derailed about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Union Pacific says 48 out of 51 cars partially left the track south of Interstate 80 about 60 miles east of Reno.

NHP trooper David Gibson says a hazmat crew was sent to the scene because it wasn’t immediately known if any hazardous materials were on board.

The Churchill County sheriff’s office says the area was declared safe and traffic was reopened in both directions at about 6 p.m.

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