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(Neb)-Derailment Closes Crossings, U-P Line Near Sidney

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/24/2017 03:35 PM
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - The Union Pacific Railroad says a freight train derailed on its main line early this morning just west of Sidney near the junction of Highway 30 and Link 17D. There's no word yet on how many cars left the tracks or what caused the derailment.

      KSID radio in Sidney says no one was injured and the junction itself was not closed by the derailment, but that all the crossings from the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds to about 2-miles west of Link 17D were blocked.

      Kristen South, director of media relations for the Union Pacific region that includes Nebraska and Wyoming, said about 3:00 pm that the crossing had been reopened but had not received an update on whether the tracks were back in service or if the cause of the derailment had been determined.

     The Union Pacific main line across Nebraska is the busiest rail freight corridor in America.


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