Union Pacific coal train derails, closing Valley-Fremont road

A local road connecting Valley and Fremont has been closed while Union Pacific cleans up a coal train derailment.

Raquel Espinoza, spokeswoman for U.P., said the railway is hopeful that Old Highway 275/Reichmuth Road will reopen by Wednesday afternoon. A detour using Highway 275 has been set up.

Twenty-three railcars derailed about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

“Union Pacific recognizes the road closure is impacting drivers,” she said. “We apologize for the disruption and appreciate the community’s patience.”

No injuries were reported.

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