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Union Pacific train derails in central Idaho

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 5, 2021

Associated Press

A Union Pacific train derailed early Sunday morning in central Idaho.

The train derailed about 1:30 a.m. on the western edge of Hammett in Elmore County, about 60 miles southeast of Boise. Approximately 28 cars derailed but there were no injuries, said railway spokesperson Robynn Tysver.

The train was carrying a mix of commodities, she said, adding that one of the cars spilled steel plates.

No cause was immediately available. The accident was under investigation and cleanup work has begun, Tysver said.

The track was closed to train traffic.

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