BREAKING: Train Derails Near Eaton – 25 Coal Cars Off Tracks
Cleanup is underway in Eaton this morning after an overnight train derailment sent at least 25 coal cars off the tracks at Highways 392 and 85. Some of the coal cars are overturned and have spilled cargo. No one was hurt. The intersection is open now.
A train derailment late Wednesday night sent at least 25 coal cars off the tracks in Weld County.
Weld County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were sent to Highway 392 and Highway 85 just south of Eaton at around 11 p.m. Wednesday. Some of the coal cars are overturned and have spilled cargo.
At least one structure was damaged. Investigators have not yet said what kind of building was damaged or what the extent of the damage is.
Union Pacific Railroad will lead the investigation into what caused the derailment.
Highway 392 at Highway 85 was closed in both directions immediately after the derailment but has since reopened. Officials think cleanup will take more than 12 hours.
Source: 9News Denver