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Train derails in Spokane Valley; tankers overturned but no leaks detected

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Train crews were working Wednesday morning, July 17, 2019, at the scene of a derailment where six train cars, including some tankers hauling molten sulfur, came off the tracks in Spokane Valley near the corner of Sprague Avenue and Havana Street. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Train crews were working Wednesday morning, July 17, 2019, at the scene of a derailment where six train cars, including some tankers hauling molten sulfur, came off the tracks in Spokane Valley near the corner of Sprague Avenue and Havana Street. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Train crews worked Wednesday morning at the scene of a derailment where six train cars, including some tankers hauling molten sulfur, came off the tracks in Spokane Valley.

The incident occurred at about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday just east of Havana Street north of Sprague Avenue at the Union Pacific’s railyard. At least two cars fell completely on their sides.

Union Pacific spokesman Tim McMahon said no one was injured in the derailment.

Manager of Terminal Operations Eric Powell said no leaks were detected from the tankers. Some of the damaged cargo was timber, he said.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation, McMahon said, and the main railroad line wasn’t affected.

The derailment did not block street traffic.

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